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HRH Prince Michael welcomed at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

HRH Prince Michael of Kent visited the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport and met with curators, conservators and the visitor welcome team.


The Prince, who last visited in 2016, was accompanied by Executive Director of Resources, Sarah Dennis, General Manager Claire Baverstock and the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson.


Amongst the highlights of his visit was the opportunity to view the newest exhibition at the museum, Silent and Secret which explores the history of the at-sea deterrent. He also went in Holland 1, to learn more about the conservation challenges behind the Royal Navy’s first submarine which commemorates its 120th anniversary later this year. 


HRH Prince Michael also visited the memorial garden to see the Wall of Remembrance and view recent additions made possible by the kind generosity of the Friends of the Submarine Museum. 


Sarah Dennis, Executive Director of Resources at the National Museum of the Royal Navy said: 


“It was a real pleasure to welcome HRH Prince Michael of Kent to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum today.  HRH’s visit spanned much of the submarine service’s 120- year history; exploring and hearing about the rescue and conservation of Holland 1, the Royal Navy’s first submarine, and also visiting the ‘Silent and Secret’ exhibition where he spoke to some of the museum’s Friends who had served on the Royal Navy’s at-sea nuclear deterrent. 


“The prince took time to chat with members of the museum’s team of volunteer guides about the important work they do telling their first-hand experiences of the submarine service to our visitors and took a quiet moment visiting the Garden of Remembrance.  We are very grateful to HRH for taking the time to visit our museum and showing such an interest in our work.”


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