Full Steam Ahead

Royal Navy veterans (left to right) Denis King, Bryn Jenkins and Chrissie Hughes join Project Director Matthew Sheldon (second left) to attach the final building hoarding.

It’s official – the building work to create the new exhibition is finally under way!  On the 7th November three of the veterans who are working on the project with the Museum helped us fix up the final hoardings on Storehouse 10.

Professor Dominic Tweddle, Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy said, “I am delighted that we will finally be able to bridge the gap in our interpretation of the Royal Navy during the last 100 years with this brand new exhibition in the newly refurbished Babcock Galleries.”

Behind the new hoardings the Museum’s contractors Warings have started the 43 weeks of building required to make a modern exhibition space. Anyone coming to the Historic Dockyard can take a peek though port holes to see what is happening inside: anyone else can share regular updates on-line.

‘The view from the bridge’.  One of the first pieces of work was the removal of the old bridge link between Storehouses 10 & 11 to allow for the construction of a new link between the buildings. Wednesday 7th November 2012
 

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands