• Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 10:54am

    Rallying call to public for £25,000 to support crowdfunding campaign to restore D-Day landing craft survivor

    A £25,000 crowdfunding campaign has been launched to rally the public to get behind helping get funds for the full restoration and final display of D-Day sole survivor, landing craft (tank) LCT 7074.

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy has launched the campaign to raise funds to help complete the restoration of the last surviving Second World War, D-Day LCT 7074.  She will be displayed alongside the museum’s affiliate, the D-Day Story,...

  • Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 4:30pm

    Local actor, Sir Kenneth Branagh came aboard one of Belfast’s most historic attractions, HMS Caroline, to surprise a group hosted by Belfast City Council for a screening of Dunkirk.

    Branagh is in the city to be awarded the Freedom of Belfast and was welcomed on board HMS Caroline by Jamie Wilson from The National Museum of the Royal Navy and joined by Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister and Paul Mullan, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland.

    Mr Branagh enjoyed a short tour of the iconic vessel, before giving a very special welcome to those on...

  • Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 12:38pm

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy is celebrating its best-ever performance across the country and at its managed destination brand, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

    Since its formation in 2009 the National Museum, which is based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has merged the four service museums representing the submarine service, the Fleet Air Arm Museum,  the Royal Marines and the surface fleet and brought HMS Victory into the charity sector. It now has a national reach of over 1.2 million visitors, up 20% this year.

    The management of the...

  • Monday, 18 December 2017 - 10:57am

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust hosted a meeting at Admiralty House, Whitehall on 15th November 2017 to investigate improvements in the management of underwater naval remains, and to reemphasise their protection from unauthorised intrusion and illegal salvage. 

    Attendance included representatives of UK government departments and UK law enforcement officers, supported by environment and cultural advisers. The National Museum of the Royal Navy is the principal adviser to the Royal Navy on naval heritage and The Maritime Archaeology Sea...

  • Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 3:50pm

    Amy Savage, a volunteer at The National Museum of the Royal Navy returns with another insightful blog on her work at the trophies and relics store at the Royal Marines Museum. Her festive-inspired article looks at the history of the Princess Mary Gift Box as well as today's modern day equivalent. 

    During my work auditing in the trophies & relics store at the Royal Marines Museum, I have come across a collection of Princess Mary Gift Fund 1914 Boxes, also known as Princess Mary’s Gift Tins. I have explored this topic to give myself some interesting background...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 2:21pm

    In conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund, HMS Caroline is pleased to welcome National Lottery players to Belfast’s newest award-winning attraction, HMS Caroline for free from 11 – 17 December 2017.

    A new month-long celebration by the National Lottery sees Heritage Lottery Funded projects take part in a co-ordinated week of free activities, giving National Lottery players access to some of the UK’s finest historical attractions.

    National Lottery players have contributed £7.7 billion of funding to over 42,000 heritage projects across the UK since 1994, and HMS Caroline is...


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands