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Spinnaker Tower Abseil - come and support our courageous team!

The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s public fundraising appeal for 2014 is in full swing, with an adrenaline fuelled abseil down the Portsmouth landmark, Spinnaker Tower!


Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock KBE CB, the appeal Chairman, has courageously volunteered to abseil the 170 meters down the tower. Vice Admiral David Steel CBE, Second Sea Lord, has also taken on the vertiginous challenge, as has Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North.


The fearless abseilers will be arriving in style on board Steam Pinnace 199. Built in 1911, she served during the First World War and is the sole operational survivor of 634 vessels of her class, representing a vital part of British heritage.


It promises to be a spectacular event, and you’re invited to come down at 2pm on Friday 18th April and see our daredevils step out and abseil the tower.


You can sponsor our fearless challengers via our Just-Giving link which can be found at


All money raised will go towards HMS Hear My Story; the new permanent galleries that opened on the 3rd April.

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