• Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 4:15pm

    "their diversities of thought and upbringing were forgotten in the all-important task of helping the Navy in it's time of need..."

    As it looked for support during WW2 the Royal Military of Defence searched internationally, offering the women of India new prospects in the work place. Though they were not allowed to go to sea they could become deeply involved in naval life and play a vital role in defeating the enemy. Through confidence, a sense of duty and pride of service these women were able to make a difference, directly confronting issues that still enormously affect us today,...

  • Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 4:26pm

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy, takes seriously its responsibility to support the local communities that are home to its four museum locations. The current situation has affected every one across the UK. In extraordinary times like these the British have always gallantly come together taking action to support each other and our allies wherever needed. With the United Kingdom always in the top 10 of the most generous countries in the world, the population’s generosity has benefitted both communities abroad and at home.    

    While the sites of The National Museums of the Royal...

  • Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 3:23pm

    Since 2015, a dedicated and growing conservation team have been in place at the National Museum of the Royal Navy that look after the collection of historic vessels. The team has grown over the years to include all kinds of specialists whose skills are needed to manage the ships and submarines. Riggers, shipwrights, conservators, painters, shipkeepers, electricians, archaeologists, curators, apprentices and project and team managers all play a part in maintaining the vessels safely, preserving their historic fabric and presenting them to our visitors.

    The way we approach preserving...

  • Monday, 23 March 2020 - 10:19am


    The National Museum of the Royal Navy has made the difficult decision to close its sites in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation. All of our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Belfast, Yeovilton and Hartlepool will be closed from 17.00 on 18 March 2020.

    There have been no diagnosed cases of the virus on site, however we felt that like our colleagues across the Museum and Heritage sector, closure of the sites was now the best decision to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors....

  • Friday, 13 March 2020 - 4:40pm

    COVID-19 – Information for guests visiting The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    We know that this is a difficult and confusing time in relation to the variety of information concerning COVID-19.

    We wanted to update you on the steps The National Museum of the Royal Navy is taking to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.

    We are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully. It is of vital importance for us to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our...

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 6:10pm

    The Princess Royal visits The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool marking the start of ambitious new development work on Hartlepool’s waterfront.

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

    As Patron of The National Museum of the Royal Navy this visit from HRH The Princess Royal marks the start of work in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council to redevelop the museum and wider waterfront site...


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