Exhibits & Collections

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HMS Hear My Story

5 Generations, 1000 Stories, 1 Royal Navy

Victory Gallery

The story of HMS Victory and the people who lived, worked and fought on board

Special Exhibitions Gallery

Part of the Babcock galleries, this flexible space allows us to host a variety of special exhibitions that change regularly, allowing the public to see much more of the Museum's collections.

Nelson Gallery

Horatio Nelson: The hero and the man

Sailing Navy Gallery

Life at Sea in the Sailing Navy

Trafalgar Sail

Aside from HMS Victory herself, the fore topsail is recognised by experts and historians worldwide as the largest single original artefact from the Battle of Trafalgar.

Steam Pinnace

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth has its own Steam Pinnace, cared for and operated by a dedicated team of Museum Friends

HMS M.33

HMS M.33 is a unique survivor. Launched in May 1915 she is the sole remaining British veteran of that year’s bloody Gallipoli Campaign and the only British warship from the First World War that will be open to the public during the centenary year.

Past Exhibitions

A selection of some of the previous exhibitions that have been on display in the Museum