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NATIONAL MUSEUM of the ROYAL NAVY

NATIONAL MUSEUM of the ROYAL NAVY
NATIONAL MUSEUM of the ROYAL NAVY

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, in Portsmouth, is one of several attractions in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard and one of Britain’s oldest maritime museums. The museum presents the history of the Royal Navy, its ships and the men and women who made it work.  Packed full of images and artefacts, the museum tells stories about events, objects and people, including the drama of real life experiences.  The funeral barge that brought Nelson’s body up the Thames after the Battle of Trafalgar reminds visitors that he was human. So were the men who served under him in the harsh days of sail – and the slaves in the trade the Royal Navy helped to abolish. Visitors can hear their stories and enter their world where the past is closer than you think.  Other attractions at the dockyard include HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, the Mary Rose and Submarine Museum.

Region:
Location/Address: Victory Gate
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Post Code: PO1 3QX
Main Historic Period: Modern
Tip/Nearby: A ticket to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard gives access to several attractions, including museums, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Mary Rose, Submarine Museum (at Gosport) and includes a tour of the harbour by boat.
Primary Management: Military
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