• Monday, 4 December 2017 - 11:56am

    A 25-metre steel and timber footbridge weighing 14 tonnes has been installed across the mouth of Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s historic Queen’s Island. The bridge will allow visitors to the Pump House to walk across the 19th century dock which is now home to HMS Caroline.

    Built by Woodburn Engineering in Carrickfergus, the bridge is made of steel with a timber walk way and is a central component in a major refurbishment programme of the historic Belfast docks.
    Director of the £18m HMS Caroline, Pump House and Alexandra Dock restoration projects, Captain John Rees OBE, says...

  • Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 12:09pm

    Belfast’s HMS Caroline, one of the world’s most historically significant warships, is celebrating winning the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in this year’s Luxury Travel Guide awards.

    The Luxury Travel Guide Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. The awards ceremony took place at London’s Waldorf Hilton hotel during the annual global World Travel Market event which attracts buyers from around the world. The win comes hot on the heels of Belfast’s inclusion as the must-see destination for 2018 in the Lonely...

  • Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 9:24am

    The following blog was written by Amy Savage, a volunteer at the Royal Marines Museum, who has been undertaking an audit of the Trophies and Relics store. She says, “it is a big task but one that I find very rewarding. It was during this project that started my fascination with next of kin memorial plaques, or death pennies as they are more colloquially known.”

    Next of kin memorial plaques
    Next of kin memorial plaques were produced to honour those servicemen or women who died during the First World War. They were also produced for those whose deaths between...

  • Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 5:21pm

    To celebrate Trafalgar Day on 21 October 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy has revealed the first authentically recreated replica in diamonds of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s fabled lost jewelled chelengk.

    Gifted to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson by Sultan Selim III of Turkey after the Battle of the Nile in 1798, the chelengk became a symbol of Nelson’s prowess, proudly worn on his hat like a turban jewel. The chelengk caused a sensation in England with images of it published in the fashion press and in many portraits of Nelson starting a craze for similar jewels. 


  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 2:19pm

    Alison Firth, Curator (Images) at the National Museum of the Royal Navy talks about The Royal Marines Museum's art collection of stunning watercolours and drawings by a talented amateur artist, Lt Col William Godfrey Rayson Masters. He painted and drew many art pieces over the course of 30 years as a Royal Marines Officer.

    Lt Col William Godfrey Rayson Masters joined the Royal Marines as a Second...

  • Friday, 22 September 2017 - 9:57am

    LCT 7074 to be focal point of The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s affiliate  Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum thanks to £4.7m from The National Lottery 

    For the first time ever an original Landing Craft Tank (LCT) will be on display at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth.  This has been made possible thanks to an investment of nearly £5m from The National Lottery and has been planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the landings in two years’ time.

    The D-Day Museum is an affiliate of The National Museum of the Royal Navy which is managing the project.  Due to reopen in 2018...


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands