NMRN Blog

  • Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 12:38pm

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy is celebrating its best-ever performance across the country and at its managed destination brand, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

    Since its formation in 2009 the National Museum, which is based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has merged the four service museums representing the submarine service, the Fleet Air Arm Museum,  the Royal Marines and the surface fleet and brought HMS Victory into the charity sector. It now has a national reach of over 1.2 million visitors, up 20% this year.

    The management of the...

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  • Monday, 18 December 2017 - 10:57am

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust hosted a meeting at Admiralty House, Whitehall on 15th November 2017 to investigate improvements in the management of underwater naval remains, and to reemphasise their protection from unauthorised intrusion and illegal salvage. 

    Attendance included representatives of UK government departments and UK law enforcement officers, supported by environment and cultural advisers. The National Museum of the Royal Navy is the principal adviser to the Royal Navy on naval heritage and The Maritime Archaeology Sea...

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  • Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 3:50pm

    Amy Savage, a volunteer at The National Museum of the Royal Navy returns with another insightful blog on her work at the trophies and relics store at the Royal Marines Museum. Her festive-inspired article looks at the history of the Princess Mary Gift Box as well as today's modern day equivalent. 

    During my work auditing in the trophies & relics store at the Royal Marines Museum, I have come across a collection of Princess Mary Gift Fund 1914 Boxes, also known as Princess Mary’s Gift Tins. I have explored this topic to give myself some interesting background...

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  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 2:21pm

    In conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund, HMS Caroline is pleased to welcome National Lottery players to Belfast’s newest award-winning attraction, HMS Caroline for free from 11 – 17 December 2017.

    A new month-long celebration by the National Lottery sees Heritage Lottery Funded projects take part in a co-ordinated week of free activities, giving National Lottery players access to some of the UK’s finest historical attractions.

    National Lottery players have contributed £7.7 billion of funding to over 42,000 heritage projects across the UK since 1994, and HMS Caroline is...

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  • Monday, 4 December 2017 - 11:56am

    A 25-metre steel and timber footbridge weighing 14 tonnes has been installed across the mouth of Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s historic Queen’s Island. The bridge will allow visitors to the Pump House to walk across the 19th century dock which is now home to HMS Caroline.

    Built by Woodburn Engineering in Carrickfergus, the bridge is made of steel with a timber walk way and is a central component in a major refurbishment programme of the historic Belfast docks.
    Director of the £18m HMS Caroline, Pump House and Alexandra Dock restoration projects, Captain John Rees OBE, says...

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  • Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 12:09pm

    Belfast’s HMS Caroline, one of the world’s most historically significant warships, is celebrating winning the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in this year’s Luxury Travel Guide awards.

    The Luxury Travel Guide Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. The awards ceremony took place at London’s Waldorf Hilton hotel during the annual global World Travel Market event which attracts buyers from around the world. The win comes hot on the heels of Belfast’s inclusion as the must-see destination for 2018 in the Lonely...

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands