Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Pompey News: "Royal Marines Museum To Be Moved To New Home In Dockyard"


War Hero
Be good to have perhaps a permanent exhibition in one of the Boathouses perhaps, but to have the museum in its entirety move seems a shame. People barely have time to explore the dockyard as it is and it will be a loss to its current location. Makes sense in another way i suppose; most visitors for obvious reasons head to the dockyard which in turn should increase visitor numbers.

Only reason is that from my experience working there people on the whole come to see the ships, even though the RN museum and the Trafalgar Sail exhibition etc are really good, people don't seem to be as drawn to them when other things deemed by many as more exciting are so close by. If it moves more people may have a quick gander, but whether people will spend as much time enjoying it and exploring everything is debatable. Entry to the dockyard is also expensive...even when the run the half price entry with a library card, free entry to certain attractions for serving members of the armed forces and their families, for most its pricey. You can use the ticket over the year but especially if travelling that is not a great pull.

I only added that second bit as i realised my comment could be seen as though i thought the RM museum wasn't worth moving and being included in the dockyard, but thats not the case at all :p
Last edited:


Fekin 'bean counters', so that will be the end of the remembrance service that is held in front of the museum every year?

Posted from the Navy Net mobile app (Android / iOS)
Update on @soleil OP of Oct 2013

Although the move to the Naval Base has been on the cards for a long time, I guess the shock is the rather short notice of the RM Museum* Closure.

<< Bosses at the Eastney attraction confirmed the site* was to shut on April 1, reopening in its new home at Portmouth’s Historic Dockyard in 2020, after a multi-million pound makeover>>

<<Originally, a 2019 date had been set on the museum move, although dockyard officials said this was just a draft.>>
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
soleil Pompey News: "We’re On A Roll! Bands Of Royal Marines Hope To Clinch New Record" The Corps 1
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Drills Help England Women’s Rugby Squad" Sports and Adventure Training 0
soleil Pompey News: "1SL Warns That The Royal Navy Faces Losing Its Credibility" The Fleet 5
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Naval Medic Becomes The First To Pass Diver Course" Bases / Shore Est 0
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Shadows Russian Warship Off Scottish Coast" The Fleet 45
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Ship Will Guard Removal Of Chemical Stockpile From Syria" The Fleet 3
soleil Pompey News: "Award For Policewoman Who Saved Royal Navy Sailor" Bases / Shore Est 2
soleil Pompey News: "HMS Ark Royal To Leave Portsmouth For Scrapyard" The Fleet 43
soleil Pompey News: "New Boss For The Royal Navy" The Fleet 5
sgtpepperband Pompey News: "Memorial room recognises fallen Royal Marines musicians" The Corps 0
soleil Pompey News: "Horndean Students Get A Taste Of What It’s Like In The Royal Marines" The Corps 2
soleil Pompey News: "Minister Wants End To Review Over Royal Navy Jets" The Fleet Air Arm 4
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Head’s HQ Moves To Portsmouth" Bases / Shore Est 2
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Needs Two More Destroyers Now Says Admiral" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "We Took A Punt On Axing Ark Royal, Admits Royal Navy Boss" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Officer Guilty Of Misusing His Government Credit Card" Current Affairs 66
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy’s New Fighter Jet Flown By British Pilot For First Time" The Fleet Air Arm 2
soleil Pompey News: "Revealed: How The Royal Navy’s New Frigates Will Look" The Fleet 2
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Uses Portsmouth University Students’ Expertise" Bases / Shore Est 1
soleil Pompey News: Ex Royal Navy Personnel Can Find Work At Portsmouth Naval Base Job Fair The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Marines Band Signs Album Deal With Major Record Company" The Corps 0
soleil Pompey News: "Firefighters Called Out To Burning Smell On Royal Navy Warship" The Fleet 3
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Continues To Support Fight Against Colonel Gaddafi’s Forces" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Stands By As Libya Crisis Worsens" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "'Save The Ark Royal Name' Plea To Queen" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "Ark Royal Leaves Her Weapons In Scotland" The Fleet 2
soleil Pompey News: "New iPhone App Guide To Royal Navy Ships" The Fleet 1
soleil Pompey News: "Royal Navy Shouldn't Fear Army General Chief" Current Affairs 1
soleil Pompey News: "Happy Birthday Ark Royal!" The Fleet 1
soleil Pompey News: "Harriers jet in to Ark Royal" The Fleet Air Arm 1
soleil Pompey News: "Lessons start on HMS Ark Royal" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "Ark Royal turns to Twitter to keep in touch" The Fleet 8
soleil Pompey News: "Princess Royal won't waste a minute of visit" Bases / Shore Est 3
soleil Pompey News "Red Arrows to mark Ark Royal's return to Fleet" The Fleet 1
soleil Pompey News: "Prince William To Visit Gosport’s Newly-restored HMS Alliance" Submariners 4
soleil Pompey News: "Weary Portsmouth Sailors Found Peace And Tombola In China Fleet Club" Bases / Shore Est 9
soleil Pompey News: "Portsmouth Soldiers Will Join Final Deployment To Afghanistan" Current Affairs 0
soleil Pompey News: "Navy Aviators Reach Career Milestones On Same Day" The Fleet Air Arm 0
soleil Pompey News: "New Captain Speaks Of Pride After Taking The Helm Of HMS Warrior" Bases / Shore Est 0
soleil Pompey News: "Concern Over Portsmouth Power Supply Ahead Of Warships Arrival" Bases / Shore Est 13
soleil Pompey News: "When The Boys From The Black Squad Came Up For A Smoke" History 1
soleil Pompey News: "Gosport Sailor Freed From Prison Over Gun Drama On Ship" The Fleet 29
soleil Pompey News: "More Than 1,500 Military Jobs To Be Lost" Current Affairs 5
soleil Pompey News: "End Of An Era As Last Surviving Wren Leaves HMS Sultan Naval Branch" Bases / Shore Est 0
soleil Pompey News: "Admiral Backs Plan For Future Of Portsmouth’s Shipyard Operation" Bases / Shore Est 5
soleil Pompey News: "Further Cuts To The Navy Will Make Us Laughing Stock" The Fleet 1
soleil Pompey News: "Home At Last! HMS Illustrious Returns To Portsmouth Today" The Fleet 38
soleil Pompey News: "New Naval Officer Can’t Wait For First Job Guiding Warship" The Fleet 0
soleil Pompey News: "New Man Takes Over As Top Warrant Officer" Bases / Shore Est 13
soleil Pompey News: "It’s A Knockout! Navy Sailors Battle It Out In A Fun Fitness Challenge" Bases / Shore Est 0
Similar threads

Latest Threads