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  • Monday, 28 November 2016 - 2:52pm

    18th February 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

    ‘Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy’ will open to the public 18th February 2017 and focus on the history of women working in the Naval Service. The exhibition will reveal some of the lesser-known stories of women dating right back to the Age of Sail more than 250 years ago when women’s contribution was disguised or unofficial.
  • Friday, 25 November 2016 - 2:44pm
    Statement from Professor Dominic Tweddle, Director General of The National Museum of the Royal Navy. November 25 2016
    We are delighted to announce that The National Museum of the Royal Navy has been able to secure the medals and log books of Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown following the intervention of an incredibly generous donor. It is fair to say that Captain Brown was by many measures the Fleet Air Arm’s most significant pilot of the post-war period and we are thrilled and honoured to be able to class this collection as one of our own. 
  • Friday, 18 November 2016 - 12:59pm

    31 May 1, & 2 June 2017

    Call for Papers

    DEADLINE 16 December 2016

  • Friday, 11 November 2016 - 1:47pm

    HMS Barham was a new Queen Elizabeth class Super Dreadnought battleship.  She was the flagship of the Fifth Battle Squadron flying the flag of Rear Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas.  On 30th May 1916, 9 Boys from Barham had their routine vaccinations while the Ship was alongside at Rosyth before the ship sailed later that day.

  • Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:49am
    As experts on firepower and explosives, this year’s Fireworks at The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower looks set to be even bigger and better than before.
    The sky above Explosion at Priddy’s Hard in Gosport will be lit up with an array of colours, timed with music on October 30th for the family-friendly event.
    There will be so much to see and do, including a fire-performer, bonfire, fairground, food and drink stalls, bouncy castle, face painters and free entry to Explosion.
  • Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 12:06pm


    We were delighted to welcome brother and sister David and Jill Stoker, who travelled from California and New Zealand to experience our Jutland exhibition.

    Their grandfather Philip White was a torpedo gunner on HMS Spitfire at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. They were delighted to spot an image which they think shows their grandfather in action at the Battle of Jutland.


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands