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  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 2:12pm

    In October 2018, we heard from the Heritage Lottery Fund that we were unsuccessful with our bid for the new Royal Marines Museum.

    Read the official statement from The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    Official statement from The National Museum of the Royal Navy:
    We have heard from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that we have been unsuccessful in our bid for a new Royal Marines Museum. The Heritage Lottery Fund has been an amazing supporter of our work across the country and particularly in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We are very disappointed that our...

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  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 9:43am

    From 4 pm today, (Monday 28 January) we’ll be changing the way you buy tickets online for the better.

    As part of The National Museum of the Royal Navy, we have grown to encompass 14 different attractions across the UK. To reflect this, we’re making two distinct changes to how our ticketing system operates online.

    When you next visit our ticketing page, you'll notice that we’re now co-branded with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. This means, wherever you’re online, you can be confident knowing who you’re buying your tickets from.

    Other National...

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  • Monday, 28 January 2019 - 3:44pm

    From 4 pm today, (Monday 28 January) we’ll be changing the way you buy tickets online for the better. The National Museum of the Royal Navy, has grown to encompass 14 different attractions across the UK. To reflect this, we’re making two distinct changes to how our ticketing system operates online.

    When you next visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard website, you'll notice that we’re now co-branded with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. This means, wherever you’re online, you can be confident knowing who you’re buying your tickets from.

    All other...

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  • Friday, 25 January 2019 - 10:05am

    Workers building the new London-Birmingham high-speed railway line have unearthed the grave of the sailor who gave Australia its name. For 180 years the last resting place of explorer and navigator Captain Matthew Flinders has been lost among 40,000 other bodies in graves near Euston station.

    But archaeologists excavating St James’ burial ground to pave the way for the new HS2 terminus have identified the officer’s grave out of the thousands at the site. The lead depositum plate – breast plate – put on top of Flinders’ coffin when he was buried in July 1814...

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  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 10:45am

    After a week of preparation and careful manoeuvre onto a barge at Williams Shipping, Southampton Port, a unique Second World War survivor, Rescue Motor Launch RML 497, bid farewell to the south coast yesterday morning as she embarked on her 420-nautical-mile journey here to Hartlepool.

    Following her arrival at PD Ports, Hartlepool, she will be transferred by road and carefully craned into place alongside the msueum and placed into a temporary building.

    Yesterday, Monday 21 January, she had a very special visit by motor launch veteran Norman Fowler (94)....

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  • Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 12:02pm

    Final preparations are about to commence to enable a unique Second World War survivor, Rescue Motor Launch (RML) 497, to undertake a 400 mile journey to Hartlepool. RML 497 is about to undertake her most important journey to date, when she will be barged approximately 400 nautical miles from her current resting place on Southampton Water, to the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

    This week, preparations will commence to enable the 70-tonnes ship to be cradled onto a submersible barge, ahead of being transported up the east coast and then carefully...

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands