Royal Marine Alan White salvaged HMS Antelope’s ship’s plaque out of the water the day after it sunk following an attack by Argentine aircraft. Attempts to defuse the two unexploded bombs failed and HMS Antelope sunk on 24 May. The ship’s plaque goes on display at the Royal Marines Museum, Southsea 30 years after it was found in the water.
Sunday 6th May sees Hampshire’s biggest Dalek event taking place at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea. The ‘Dalek Invasion of Portsmouth’ will take place between 10am and 5pm. Visitors will experience terror which will then give way to panic when they come face to face with the Daleks.
Watch the Daleks navigate through an obstacle race, then interact with them during an ‘Audience with the Daleks’ followed by the ‘Dalek ‘X’ Terminate Factor’ show. Throughout the day visitors can also take part in a Dalek hunt around the Museum, shop from a selection of Dr Who traders, have a souvenir photo taken with the Daleks and take part in the family craft activities where children can make their own Daleks.
Children are encouraged to come in sci-fi fancy dress and there will be a prize awarded for the best costume.
The Royal Marines Museum will host a multimedia exhibition ‘Shoulder2Shoulder, Delivering the Offer’ from Monday 2 April, to Friday 20 April 2012. The exhibition showcases over one hundred photos and artwork from frontline photographers, journalists and renowned war artist Andrew Miller, who worked alongside the Royal Marines in Afghanistan in 2011.
The Royal Marines Museum in Southsea has acquired the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) awarded to George William Burnett, who aged 16 is one of the youngest recipients of such a prestigious medal, and the first of three Royal Marine Buglers to ever win this award. Burnett’s medal acquisition comes in perfect time for Military Music fans who can see the Royal Marines Band perform this weekend in the grounds of the Museum for their free Outdoor Concert starting at 2pm on 17th July.
Och aye the no! Oddsocks are off to bonny Scotland and they're taking no prisoners. The company are in Portsmouth at the Royal Marines Museum on Sunday 3rd July with ‘Macbeth’ one of Shakespeare's bloodiest of plays. Outdoors, on Oddsocks’ medieval pageant wagon is the perfect place to see the Scots Play, as the play gets darker and the night draws in and the champagne corks pop gently in the background!.
The Royal Marines Museum launches a new exhibition in time to celebrate Armed Forces Day on 25th June. The new exhibition gives visitors an up to date view of recent deployments for Royal Marines around the world, and uses artefacts from the field to tell their story. With the recent deaths of Royal Marines in Afghanistan and the ten year anniversary of the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, now is the time to visit the Museum and learn more.
Sunday 5th June 10am to 5pm the Royal Marines Museum will host a free event in the grounds of the Museum called ‘Meet the Marines’. This event will give the public the opportunity to meet the Royal Marines Commando Display team who are trained specialists in unarmed combat, helicopter and building abseils, high aerial slides and qualified supervisors of a hi tech rock climbing tower simulators.
The Royal Marines Museum has been awarded £50,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund
The new archive system will allow visitors easy access to the Museum’s extensive archive and transform the ability for people to research their Royal Marine ancestors.
The money will be used to pay for a brand new archive storage system enabling the Museum’s extensive archives to be stored in a much more effective way. Some of the items include a huge archive of Landing Craft plans numbering over 4,000 items alone.
The Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth has acquired an important presentation sword 200 years after the Battle it commemorates. The steel sword was presented to Captain Robert Torrens following the Battle for Anholt on 27th March 1811. Thanks to a major grant from the Art Fund, the rare item was bought at auction and has gone on display in time for the Battle’s 200th anniversary.
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