May 2016

HMS Hood bell unveiled on 75th anniversary of sinking

HRH The Princess Royal strikes eight bells at midday

Official opening of Battle of Jutland exhibition gives first sight of conserved bell from “The Mighty Hood”

• A Major Heritage Lottery Fund grant will create the country’s newest national collection at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

• Access to naval heritage will be transformed as key artefacts from five museums across the National Museum will be relocated to one Centre for Discovery

• The grant allows for the much-needed move of The Royal Marines Museum, broadening the massive appeal of the Royal Marines story to visitors at the heart of naval heritage