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HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


News & Events

Latest Posts

  • Friday, 2 July 2021 - 5:05pm

    • A major conservation project which has seen unique D-Day survivor restored from sunken wreck to her original 1944 appearance wins coveted Museum and Heritage award
    • The incredible transformation marks joint collaboration with Portsmouth City Council’s D-Day Story and funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund
    • Award comes in conjunction with the news that the National Lottery Heritage Fund has provided additional grant of £589K to support additional costs encountered because of COVID delays.

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 4:11pm

    Many of the artefacts associated to the Royal Navy's history, and those gifted to or purchased for the collections, have interesting stories behind them.

    In this blog we're looking at this oil painting of HMS Trincomalee which provides useful insights about the ship's historical appearance.

    Clare Hunt, Senior Curator at The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, shares insights discovered from this rare historical painting of the ship.

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021 - 4:53pm

    Who was Lewis Halliday?

    Lewis Halliday was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Plymouth Division in September 1889. By 1899, he had been promoted to Captain and embarked for service on the China Station in the cruiser HMS Orlando.

  • Monday, 7 June 2021 - 12:05pm

    • The National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum, Royal Air Force Museum and Commonwealth War Graves Commission are marking this year’s Armed Forces Week by launching a virtual walking event, In the Footsteps of Our Forces
    • The four organisations are appealing to the public to take inspiration from Sir Captain Tom Moore and get active; by participating in a 5,10 or 25K walk around historic sites in their local community, reflecting on the incredible contribution of our service personnel

  • Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 9:45am

    Reaching a truly global audience and being part of a live 17-hour online showcase of naval museums, were just two of the benefits for the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) when it signed up to be part of the World of Warships Longest Night of Museums.

    NMRN joined 15 different institutions from around the globe, from Australia to Hawaii, passing through East Asia, Europe and the Americas, in an ambitious online event that reached (at point of broadcast) 1.4m on the official World of Warships Twitch and YouTube channels. Twitch is a live streaming platform for gamers.

  • Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 1:08pm
    • Growing relationship with Dementia Friends initiative is creating a welcoming experience for visitors living with dementia
    • Over 50 staff now trained as Dementia Friends
    • Museum team used lockdown period to recruit a further twelve staff to Dementia Friends team and develop their training 

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