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  • Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:41pm

    A brand new exhibition retells the epic battle between the Royal Navy and pirates from centuries past will open on 6 April 2019 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Known for its vivid colour and deadly reputation, the Jolly Roger flag features a skull and crossbones design, striking fear in to all that see it. However, the history of its use by the Royal Navy who flew the flag from First World War submarines is lesser known.

  • Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 2:44pm

    Curators at The National Museum of the Royal Navy have uncovered the unpublished memoir, Me by Me: Memoirs of a Nobody, by Royal Navy serviceman Les Parkinson. It has now been brought to life by one of the actors from the museum’s “Dockyard Alive troupe to coincide with the move of Rescue Motor Launch RML 497.

  • Monday, 18 February 2019 - 9:02am

    The relationship started with a partnership to work on the excavation of the most important maritime archaeology project in decades, the excavation of the wreck HMS Invincible. Now the collaboration between The National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust has got the official seal of approval following a formal agreement signed this month.

  • Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 9:10am

    Supporters of the campaign to open a new Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are being given a rare opportunity to adopt an object from the collection in a scheme launched today, Thursday 14 February. 

    Initially twenty special artefacts have been selected from the museum’s vast collection of over two million items. The scheme gives the chance to put a name to some of the most interesting, informative and educational items in the collection.

  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 2:12pm

    In October 2018, we heard from the Heritage Lottery Fund that we were unsuccessful with our bid for the new Royal Marines Museum.

    Read the official statement from The National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 9:43am

    From 4 pm today, (Monday 28 January) we’ll be changing the way you buy tickets online for the better.

    As part of The National Museum of the Royal Navy, we have grown to encompass 14 different attractions across the UK. To reflect this, we’re making two distinct changes to how our ticketing system operates online.

    When you next visit our ticketing page, you'll notice that we’re now co-branded with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. This means, wherever you’re online, you can be confident knowing who you’re buying your tickets from.


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands