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  • Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:15am

    A new coffee that shares its name with Nelson’s famous flagship has been launched to raise money for two maritime charities.

    The new HMS Victory BySea coffee is the idea of Hampshire-based Sailors’ Society, in partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy.

    Sailors’ Society’s CEO Stuart Rivers said: “As a charity, we’ve been fortunate to receive longstanding support from the Royal Navy and HMS Victory.”

    In the early 1900s, the Lords of the Admiralty donated wood and copper from the Victory to Sailors’ Society. The charity raised funds by making...

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  • Monday, 12 February 2018 - 9:27am

    Yesterday’s The One Show featured the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Dockyard with Dan Snow demonstrating the use of shutter signalling during the age of Nelson.

    Shutter telegraph machines were vertical wooden frames with 6 shutters within them, designed by the Reverend Lord George Murray. To make a signal, the shutters were opened and closed in order to spell out different letters. This was a new means of fast communication in the 1790s and meant that the Royal Navy could now send any message between important ports and the capital.

    The...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands