Every artifact in our collection from badges to buttons to historic weaponry and landing craft requires ongoing care and conservation if they are to be preserved for future generations.

Therefore, we have selected a handful of objects which we believe have a unique and interesting story to tell that we are giving you the opportunity to adopt. By doing this we hope to create a personal link between our supporters and the history of the Royal Marines.

Each object has a 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.

How to adopt

  1. Browse the items below.

  2. Click on the images to find out more on our Just Giving page.

  3. Make a donation against the object. All donations, no matter how big or small make an invaluable contribution to the work of the museum.

Please note that if you do not leave your contact details when making a donation, we will be unable to acknowledge your generosity.

Lewis machine gun

Adopted By: James & Joy Ellard, David Stewart Howitt, Robert Fulton, Robin Herzberg, Carl Gridley, Rosemary Turner, Ian Robinson, 1 Anonymous.


Trench mirror

Adopted By: Dominic Tweddle



Adopted By: Paul Elgood


trafalgar pistol

Adopted By: Paul Gerecke


BAttle of TamAi

Adopted By:


zeebrugge Lamp

Adopted By: Janet Moyse, Graham Moyse, Dominic Walsh


kaiser’s cup

Adopted By:


emergency d-day ration tin

Adopted By:


Diary of Sgt George James Russell

Adopted By: Andy Wilkes


england rugby cap

Adopted By: Royal Marines Association RFC, David Gosling, Lee Durant, Nick Kendall-Carpenter, Andrew Keeling


bass drum

Adopted By: Paul Gerecke


delay fuses

Adopted By: Paul Gerecke