Ab-sail the Spinnaker!

The Spinnaker Tower

On 18th April 2014 at 2pm the National Museum of the Royal Navy will be holding a charity abseil at the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, to help raise awareness and funds for our new HMS – Hear My Story Galleries as part of our Public Appeal. Set to open in May this year, HMS – Hear My Story is a major exhibition, situated in the brand new Babcock Galleries, which will tell the undiscovered stories of the men, women and ships who have made the Royal Navy’s history over the last century.

The Public Appeal is the culmination of the fundraising activity which has been taking place over the last year and invites the local Portsmouth community and NMRN supporters to play a vital part in preserving national naval heritage. As the opening of the new Galleries fast approaches, we are reaching the end of our campaign.

At present Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock KBE CB, the Appeal’s Chairman, and Vice Admiral David Steel CBE, Second Sea Lord, have courageously volunteered to plummet 170 meters down the tower. Both hope to raise large sums of money to help preserve the Royal Navy’s heritage for future generations to learn from, enjoy and remember the heroes of the past. The third and final fundraiser will be announced on social media soon.

It promises to be a spectacular event, so if you can, come down and watch the abseil take place! There will be plenty of NMRN staff on hand to chat to and answer any questions you may have about the Museum and our upcoming projects.

If you would like to sponsor our fearless volunteers please visit our JustGiving page  or alternatively, you can send us your donation here at:

Freepost RTHB-BZCY-CYSH, NMRN, HM Naval Base (P66), Portsmouth, PO1 3NH.

Cheques need to be made payable to Royal Naval Museum.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands