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  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022 - 6:54pm

    Conservation team rise to the challenge of spring cleaning huge Victorian warship’s replica engines 

    Cleaning the replica engines of Victorian battleship HMS Warrior isn’t for the faint-hearted and this National Spring Cleaning Week (21 – 27 March) a seven-strong team of conservation experts from the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have been busy at work getting them spick and span in time for the busy visitor period. 

  • Tuesday, 22 March 2022 - 12:31pm


    Popular family exhibition Horrible Histories® exhibition to open at National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

    Get ready for swashes to be buckled and timbers shivered as the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool prepares for a pirate takeover. 

    The hugely popular family exhibition that proved such a hit in Portsmouth will be unveiled in time for the Easter holidays.

  • Thursday, 17 March 2022 - 3:34pm

    Newly conserved painting that captures ‘The Death of Nelson’ takes centre stage in gallery dedicated to naval hero

    • The painting, by Arthur William Devis, shows naval hero Horatio Nelson’s dying moments during the Battle of Trafalgar surrounded by the key men of his ship
    • After being removed from the orlop deck of HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship, the portrait underwent considerable conservation works

  • Friday, 11 March 2022 - 10:55am

    Spotlight On: Compass

    The Royal Navy Compass Network

    Compass, the Royal Navy’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network, was created as the predecessor to the Royal Navy LGBT Forum, offering a safe space and support to any personnel who may identify as LGBTQ+. Compass also includes the Royal Marines, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and the Maritime Reserves.

  • Monday, 7 March 2022 - 5:29pm

    International Women’s Day 2022

    For centuries women were written out of history in favour of male explorers, valiant fighters and educated thinkers. There remain many gaps between the rare photographs and written word that capture women’s thoughts, feelings and experiences that we may never fill.

    Museum collections are vital in capturing even the smallest snapshot of women’s lives and have a responsibility to elevate these voices and experiences.

  • Friday, 4 March 2022 - 4:52pm

    Reflecting on the developments of the past 22 years, Royal Naval personnel today are happy and proud to serve their country, under an organisation that values them exactly as they are. Though there is still work to be done, work to actively break down barriers is tireless.

    Here we share some Tweets, comments and events that celebrate the diversity of the Royal Navy.


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