The National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Yeovilton will re-open w/c 17 May - please check each museum for their opening days/times.

HMS Caroline remain temporarily closed.

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  • Friday, 9 April 2021 - 9:00am

    Conservation Placements

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is very lucky to be able to offer placements to students who are looking to learn more about conservation.

    Often the roles are very different and varied but, we asked latest PhD student Isabel to share her experience to offer you some insight into the things she worked on.

  • Friday, 9 April 2021 - 8:00am

    On the 10 April 1940 the German Cruiser was sunk, here's a brief description of what happened that day.

    The German Navy used the deep water Fjords of Norway to great advantage during the Second World War. Withdrawing back into the relative safety of the Fjords allowed the ships to be refuelled, repaired and re-armed before sailing back out into the North Sea where they could maintain control of these waters.

  • Wednesday, 7 April 2021 - 6:20pm

    Part Two of the Torbay Move

    In part one Ed explained the first stage of moving collections from the Torbay store at Royal Navy Submarine Museum to the new facility at Storehouse 12 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

    When we left him the quarantine store was full and the team managed to take a short well deserved break before the next stage.

    Before reading Part Two, you might want to read Part One to find out what's happened so far.

  • Tuesday, 6 April 2021 - 11:30am

    Franklin's Arctic Expedition 1845-1848

    Many of you will be familiar with the true-life unexplained fate of the Royal Navy’s exploration vessels HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, Captained by Sir John Franklin to the Arctic in 1845-1848.

    These Royal Navy ships became stuck in the Arctic ice while seeking the fabled North-West Passage.

  • Wednesday, 31 March 2021 - 6:00pm

    Behind the Scenes at the NMRN

    Often we have some very large projects behind the scenes here at The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) which are a bit harder to share with you.

    As the new storage facility was finished at Storehouse 12 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2020, it now means the museum is able to move many of its artefacts into a much more suitable home.

    If you followed us in 2019 and 2020 on social media you might be aware that the first big move of artefacts was the Royal Marines Museum (RMM) collections.

  • Monday, 29 March 2021 - 5:00pm

    International Transgender Day of Visibility: Where do the Royal Navy and the NMRN Sit? 

    In 2009, US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall founded the International Transgender Day of Visibility (ITDOV), in response to a lack of LGBTQ+ recognition of transgender (trans) people.

    For the Royal Navy, ITDOV aims to confront transphobia and cissexism (prejudice against trans people) by raising awareness of trans personnel and celebrating them.


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