• Friday, 18 November 2016 - 12:59pm

    31 May 1, & 2 June 2017

    Call for Papers

    DEADLINE 16 December 2016

    This Anglo-German conference, to be held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and co-hosted by the Deutsches Marinemuseum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, will explore the First World War at sea from the battle of Jutland through to the Armistice and the peace treaties which brought it to an end. Any methodological approach and any aspect of the naval history of...
  • Friday, 11 November 2016 - 1:47pm

    HMS Barham was a new Queen Elizabeth class Super Dreadnought battleship.  She was the flagship of the Fifth Battle Squadron flying the flag of Rear Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas.  On 30th May 1916, 9 Boys from Barham had their routine vaccinations while the Ship was alongside at Rosyth before the ship sailed later that day.

    On the morning of the 31st, the day of the battle, several of them complained of feeling unwell and 8 of them went to Sick Bay and were turned in.  At about 1700 that afternoon while HMS Barham was heavily engaged with the leading elements of the...

  • Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:49am
    As experts on firepower and explosives, this year’s Fireworks at The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower looks set to be even bigger and better than before.
    The sky above Explosion at Priddy’s Hard in Gosport will be lit up with an array of colours, timed with music on October 30th for the family-friendly event.
    There will be so much to see and do, including a fire-performer, bonfire, fairground, food and drink stalls, bouncy castle, face painters and free entry to Explosion.
  • Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 12:06pm


    We were delighted to welcome brother and sister David and Jill Stoker, who travelled from California and New Zealand to experience our Jutland exhibition.

    Their grandfather Philip White was a torpedo gunner on HMS Spitfire at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. They were delighted to spot an image which they think shows their grandfather in action at the Battle of Jutland.


  • Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 8:27am
    Exciting exhibition of new laser-cut works by Helen Snell to be launched at The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth
    The exhibition, A Long Shadow, marks the three year tenure by Helen as the museum’s artist in residence
    An exhibition of three dimensional artwork that challenges visitors to rethink events in our shared history is to be launched by The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s (NMRN) artist in...
  • Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 2:26pm
    Nelson enthusiast Kate Jamieson taking modern HMS Victory flag to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro 
    She is raising money for Guillain-Barré and Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN), a charity which supports those affected by Guillain-Barré Syndrome and other associated inflammatory neuropathies
    A self-confessed ‘Nelson Nut’ has been handed a modern HMS Victory flag by The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN)...

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands