Secret and Silent: Conference (15/16th June 2018) and Exhibition


War Hero
"A permanent exhibition and conference marking the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Navy’s continuous at sea deterrent, Polaris, first patrol.

15 June 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of HMS Resolution, the Royal Navy’s first Polaris SSBN (Submersible Ship Ballistic Nuclear), commencing her first operational patrol. The National Museum’s response is an exhibition focussing on personal accounts and key objects and a conference at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, which will explore the history of the British nuclear deterrent.

The exhibition will be a timely opportunity to reveal the challenging nature of working in submarines, highlighting the experiences of those who serve and raising awareness about why there is a nuclear deterrent and the role of the modern Royal Navy Submarine Service. It will also celebrate the mostly unknown achievements of nuclear submarines and encourage a wider debate."