National Museum of the Royal Navy

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National Museum of the Royal Navy
National Museum of the Royal Navy official logo
National Museum of the Royal Navy official logo
Established 2009; 9 years ago (2009)
Director Dominic Tweddle
Website nmrn.org.uk

The National Museum of the Royal Navy was created in early 2009 to act as a single non-departmental public body for the museums of the Royal Navy. With venues across the United Kingdom, the museums detail the history of the Royal Navy operating on and under the sea, on land and in the air.

Museums

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Museums:

Museum Location
H.M.S. Trincomalee, Hartlepool Maritime Experience - geograph.org.uk - 1605077.jpg National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth Dockyard

Hampshire[1]

The Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.jpg Royal Marines Museum Southsea

Hampshire

HMS Alliance - geograph.org.uk - 593452.jpg Royal Navy Submarine Museum Gosport

Hampshire

Fleet Air Arm Museum.JPG Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton

Ilchester Somerset

Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport-geograph.org.uk-2992669.jpg Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower Gosport

Hampshire[2]

Historic Ships

Ships of the National Museum of the Royal Navy include:

Museum Location
HMS Victory - bow.jpg HMS Victory Portsmouth Dockyard

Hampshire[3]

H.M.S. Trincomalee, Hartlepool Maritime Experience - geograph.org.uk - 1605077.jpg HMS Trincomalee Hartlepool[4]
HMS warriorjune20092.jpg HMS Warrior Portsmouth Dockyard

Hampshire

HMS Caroline 2017.jpg HMS Caroline Belfast

Northern Ireland

HMS Monitor M33 - 4 April 2010 at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard.JPG HMS M.33 Portsmouth Dockyard

Hampshire

HMS Alliance S67.jpg HMS Alliance Portsmouth Dockyard

Hampshire

Background

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 second world war submarine, re-opened following a £7 million 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 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.[5]

In October 2014, the Museum received funding to restore D-Day Landing Craft (Tank) LCT 7074. The craft was raised from where it had sunk at moorings in Birkenhead, and was transported to Portsmouth for conservation.[6]

In August 2015, first world war Monitor HMS M.33, currently undergoing restoration, opened to the public.[7] In December the same year, the museum acquired RML 497, a second world war motor launch.[8]

HMS Caroline, Belfast, joined the museum on 31 May 2016, on the centenary of the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Warrior (1860) Was taken over by the museum in 2017 midway through its HLF restoration project. This led to large redundancies followed by resignations and a morale crisis. [9]

References

  1. ^ "National Museum of the Royal Navy". National Museum of the Royal Navy. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Explosion! taken over by NMRN - Museums Association". Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "£50m for HMS Victory". National Museum of the Royal Navy. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Last of Nelson's frigates HMS Trincomalee joins illustrious fleet national museum". National Museum of the Royal Navy. Retrieved 28 May 2016. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "HMS - Hear My Story". Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "The last Landing Craft from the Second World War saved for the nation". Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Monitor HMS M33". Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "'Amazing Survivor' Acquired by the National Museum of the Royal Navy". Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/jobs-threat-on-hms-warrior-as-consultation-into-ship-s-future-begins-1-7985608

External links

  • National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth
  • National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool
  • Royal Marines Museum
  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum
  • Explosion Museum


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