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Support The Royal Marines Museum

New Royal Marines Museum FAQs


Make History




Give Today

The story of the Royal Marines is one of daring, duty and sacrifice that deserves to be told. The new museum will honour those who have served and those who serve today.

Donate to the New Royal Marines Museum today by clicking the button below. Please note that if you do not leave your contact details when making a donation, we will be unable to acknowledge your generosity.

If you wish to make an offline donation, you are welcome to send a cheque made payable to ‘NMRN Operations’ to: Simon Williams, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth. PO1 3NH.


Adopt an Object

Every item in our collection requires detailed care and conservation to ensure their preservation for future generations. We have therefore selected a handful of objects from our archive which we believe tell a unique and interesting story and have offered them for you to adopt in support of the new Royal Marines Museum Campaign.

Each object has an overall adoption target against it giving you the opportunity to be an exclusive adopter or a contributor donor to help us meet the overall target.


Become a Patron

Our Patrons understand the critical role the Royal Marines have played in Britain’s national story and their belief, and confidence, in our plans to deliver a new and fitting Museum, will be critical to the successful and timely completion of this project.

As a thank you, Patrons have the chance to get closer to our work. This could include curator and guest lectures, out-of-hours private views, behind-the-scenes tours of our collections and invitations to our exclusive events and dinners.

Get in touch to discuss how a donation may be made and what it could achieve.


Corporate Partnerships

By becoming a Corporate Partner of the new Royal Marines Museum, you will be supporting the National Museum of the Royal Navy to deliver this vital project which is in accordance with it’s strategic vision to become the world's most inspiring naval museum.

In formulating a Partnership, we will work with you to ensure that the package meets your organisation’s corporate social responsibility requirements offering unique marketing options, entertainment opportunities and exclusive access to our programme of events and offers.

We remain grateful to our current supporters:

  • Babcock
  • BAE Systems
  • BMT
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Overclockers
  • Serco

Learn more about our Corporate Partnership scheme and the range of benefits your organisation could enjoy.


Trust and Foundations

Grants from trusts and foundations are, and will be, vital to the completion of the New Royal Marines Museum. If you are involved with a grant making trust or foundation and would like to consider supporting this project then please get in touch through the details below.

We are grateful to our current supporters:

  • The Aurelius Charitable Trust
  • The Arms and Armour Heritage Trust
  • Sir John Fisher Foundation

Get in touch for further information on our current project and how you can support.


Make History

"It is more important now than ever to support the appeal for the new Royal Marines Museum. Help make history for the Corps, at the same time as inspiring future generations of Royal Marines. I have donated myself and look forward to a brand new, state of the art museum. Dig deep, donate and help to make history!’’ - WO1 (CRSM) Dave Mason RM

What is ‘Make History’?

The Make History appeal is for regular supporters of the Royal Marines Museum. Supporters donating £10 per month or more (or £120 one off payment) will be featured on a donor wall in the new museum. For the first time, the story of the Royal Marines – a national story, but also a story with impact across the globe – will be told in a building appropriate to its scale. The National Museum’s vision for the museum has developed following extensive audience research, consultation and activity planning and will transform access to this story, developing exciting new programmes and activities, and increasing visitors four-fold. The new Royal Marines Museum, at the very heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, will place the 355-year history of the Royal Marines firmly within the story of the Royal Navy. The new museum will tell the Royal Marines story of daring, duty and sacrifice and inspire future generations to come.

How Can I Support The Appeal?

When you set up a monthly donation to The National Museum of the Royal Navy you are becoming part of the wider vision and allowing us to tell the story of the Royal Marines. We want to create an active, engaging environment to explore the story of The Royal Marines in a meaningful way and use our collection to re-tell this history; re-interpreting familiar artefacts, and featuring new or unseen artefacts and untold personal stories. By donating to this appeal you can literally help make history for the Royal Marines.

Your support no matter how large or small does make a difference and allows us to continue telling the incredible story of the Royal Marines.

Donors to the Make History appeal will be recognised on a special donor board when the new museum opens. The appeal is an excellent way for serving, retired or descendants of Royal Marines to remember their contribution to the Corps. For more information please contact The Fundraising Team -



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