The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Tom Baker sets course for The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, to explore the iconic home of some of the Royal Navy’s most famous historic warships

At the dawn of the 20th century, Mark Edwin Prescott-Frost, secretary to the Admiral Superintendent at the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth laid down plans to save maritime artefacts for the benefit of future generations. By 1911, a museum was established at the Dockyard, which from the outset told the story of the sailing Navy and Vice Admiral Lord Nelson. By 1985, a portion of the Royal Dockyard Naval Base was released under the 1982 Defence Review, soon after resulting in the establishment of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and their stewards, the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust. Today, the Historic Dockyard is home to organisations who preserve the history of the Royal Navy, from the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN), to Boathouse 4, and the Mary Rose Trust.

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