Due to uncertainty around changing COVID regulations and the potential impact of sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 

Pre-booking is advised, and visitors must wear masks for their safety and the safety of others, unless exempt.

HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


New Naval Book Series In Association With I.B.Tauris Publishers

For the first time, The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) will be publishing books which chart the history of the Royal Navy from its creation to the present day. The books, which focus on topics such as women, the Napoleonic Wars and both World Wars, are written by experienced naval historians, feature the latest cutting-edge research, as well as many original illustrations from the museum’s collections.


The launch of the new series reflects NMRN’s aspiration to be the world’s most respected Naval Museum, underpinned by a spirit of adventure by promoting the traditions and public understanding of the Royal Navy and its constituent branches, past, present and future.


The first 3 books in the series ‘The Royal Navy: A History Since 1900’, ‘A History of the Royal Navy: World War II’ and ‘A History of the Royal Navy: The Napoleonic Wars’ will be launched at a special event on HMS Victory on 15th May, which coincides with the recent opening of three new major attractions for the Museum: Hear My Story and its special First World War exhibition Racing to War in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.


The books can be purchased via IB Tauris or through the NMRN online shop



To attend the book launch on board HMS Victory and interviews please contact:

Holly Westwood, Press & PR

Tel: 023 9289 4558 or Email: holly.westwood@historicdockyard.co.uk


To request copies of the books, please contact: Antonia Leslie,

Publicity Officer at I.B.Tauris, aleslie@ibtauris.com, 0207 243 1225


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