The new Royal Marines Museum is a National Museum of the Royal Navy project, enabling the public to enjoy and engage with an inspiring and unique story. Whilst the story of the Royal Marines remains hidden, the history of the Royal Navy remains incomplete.
The National Museum launched in 2009 as the single focal organisation to promote and safeguard Britain’s naval heritage of which the Royal Marines collection is a fundamental component.
The Work of the National Museum
The National Museum cares for over 2 million individual artefacts, including 8 internationally important historic ships (HMS Alliance, HMS Caroline, Holland 1, LCT 7074, HMS M33, HMS Trincomalee, HMS Victory & HMS Warrior) that tell the long and varied history of the Royal Navy and its operations on and under the sea, on the land and in the air.
Ensuring the preservation of these important heritage assets and collections is at the core of the National Museum’s work as is sharing the unique story of the Royal Navy through exhibitions, displays and learning programmes.
The Vision of the Museum
The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum, underpinned by a spirit of enterprise and adventure, and our goal is, to promote the traditions and public understanding of the Royal Navy and its constituent branches, past, present and future.