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  • Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 3:50pm

    Amy Savage, a volunteer at The National Museum of the Royal Navy returns with another insightful blog on her work at the trophies and relics store at the Royal Marines Museum. Her festive-inspired article looks at the history of the Princess Mary Gift Box as well as today's modern day equivalent. 

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  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 2:21pm

    In conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund, HMS Caroline is pleased to welcome National Lottery players to Belfast’s newest award-winning attraction, HMS Caroline for free from 11 – 17 December 2017.

    A new month-long celebration by the National Lottery sees Heritage Lottery Funded projects take part in a co-ordinated week of free activities, giving National Lottery players access to some of the UK’s finest historical attractions.

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  • Monday, 4 December 2017 - 11:56am

    A 25-metre steel and timber footbridge weighing 14 tonnes has been installed across the mouth of Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s historic Queen’s Island. The bridge will allow visitors to the Pump House to walk across the 19th century dock which is now home to HMS Caroline.

    Built by Woodburn Engineering in Carrickfergus, the bridge is made of steel with a timber walk way and is a central component in a major refurbishment programme of the historic Belfast docks.

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  • Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 12:09pm

    Belfast’s HMS Caroline, one of the world’s most historically significant warships, is celebrating winning the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in this year’s Luxury Travel Guide awards.

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  • Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 9:24am

    The following blog was written by Amy Savage, a volunteer at the Royal Marines Museum, who has been undertaking an audit of the Trophies and Relics store. She says, “it is a big task but one that I find very rewarding. It was during this project that started my fascination with next of kin memorial plaques, or death pennies as they are more colloquially known.”

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  • Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 5:21pm

    To celebrate Trafalgar Day on 21 October 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy has revealed the first authentically recreated replica in diamonds of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s fabled lost jewelled chelengk.

    Gifted to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson by Sultan Selim III of Turkey after the Battle of the Nile in 1798, the chelengk became a symbol of Nelson’s prowess, proudly worn on his hat like a turban jewel. The chelengk caused a sensation in England with images of it published in the fashion press and in many portraits of Nelson starting a craze for similar jewels. 

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands