Lottery grant boost for Portsmouth Naval museum

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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard just over £1.4m to create two new exhibitions.

They will tell the story of the Navy in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The project enables a 400% increase in the space available for naval exhibits since 1900. A new gallery will be added, giving NMRN the chance to create two exhibitions a year to showcase new collections, commemorate anniversaries and bring a changing attraction to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Stuart McLeod, head of HLF for the South East, said: “This project has the potential to entertain, intrigue and delight.”

Dr Dominic Tweddle, directorgeneral of the NMRN, said: “Despite the remarkable achievements of the men and women of the senior service over the past 100 years, there has been no single exhibition in this country which tells their story.” Discounts of up to 20% are offered for groups of 15 or more. To benefit from this, a group must be booked at least ten days in advance. Free entry is provided for coach drivers as well as a complimentary lunch.

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