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HMS Challenger Family Fun Trail

Discover Worlds Beneath the Waves with a trail inspired by the fascinating letters sent home by crew member Joseph Matkin during the 1872 HMS Challenger expedition. Keep an eye out […]

Talk and tour: the tale of the cook

The Mary Rose Museum

Life, food and drink aboard the Mary Rose. Join us for a brand new talk, led by one of our expert costumed guides, which explores the role of the cook, and […]


Bubble Up! At Explosion Museum

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Get ready to burst with excitement as we explore the science of bubbles, only at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower this May half term! Highlights of the day will include: […]

Fascinating Figureheads

Victory Gallery

Explore our figureheads and the stories behind them! Join us in the HMS Victory Gallery on Thursday 30th May and create your own mini figurehead to take home. Sessions will […]

Afternoon talk: Tudor archery and how to make a Tudor arrow

The Mary Rose Museum

Explore the world of Tudor archery, uncover amazing facts about the archers aboard the Mary Rose and their weaponry and lethal skills. Learn how a Tudor arrow was constructed step by step, […]


Navy Threads: Graffiti Art Drop-In

Join Popup spray studio outside the National Museum of the Royal Navy and have a go at spray painting! Visitors with a valid ticket can help to create a graffiti […]

Portsmouth Pride Quilt Design Workshop

Victory Gallery

In 2025, Portsmouth will host UK Pride. Each year every host location gets to add a square to the UK Pride Quilt. Join Portsmouth Pride, Downtown Pompey, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy in helping to design our 2025 addition! We're asking people of all ages to drop-in and draw/stick/collage their ideas for […]

An Evening with the Royal Marines Band And Friends (Thursday)

HMS Victory

Experience world-class music and heart-pumping music as the National Museum of the Royal Navy proudly presents  'An Evening with the Royal Marines Band and Friends'. Kick off the evening with the striking melodies of the Military Wives Choir. Then get ready for an adrenaline-fueled display by the Royal Marines Commando Display Team. See the best of […]