National Museum of the Royal Navy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
National Museum of the Royal Navy official logo

The National Museum of the Royal Navy was created in early 2009 to act as a single non-departmental public body for the four service museums of the Royal Navy. The museums are:

Since 2009 the following have also become part of the Museum

In the financial year starting 1 April 2009, the NMRN co-ordinated Grants in Aid from the UK Ministry of Defence and the four original museums became integral parts of the NMRN.

The NMRN is also the custodian of HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

HMS Alliance, the only surviving British WWII era submarine, re-opened following a £7M conservation and restoration project, in 2014.

On 3 April 2014, The Babcock Galleries opened at the NMRN's Portsmouth Museum. The £4.5M project created the HMS - Hear My Story exhibition, which tells the story of the 20th and 21st Century Royal Navy and its people, and a special exhibition space.[4]

In October 2014, the Museum received funding to restore D-Day Landing Craft (Tank) LCT7074. The craft was raised from where it had sunk at moorings in Birkenhead, and was transported to Portsmouth for conservation.[5]

In August 2015, first world war Monitor HMS M.33, currently undergoing restoration, opened to the public.[6] In December the same year, the museum acquired RML 497, a second world war motor launch.[7]


External links[edit]