HMS Victory is currently undergoing a period of restoration and visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have the unique opportunity to witness the process taking place on the oldest commissioned warship in the world; they will also have the chance to see how the great sailing warship of the 18th century was built and maintained at battle readiness in a brand new exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN).
The exhibition Bones of Oak & Iron – Beneath Victory’s Skin - explores how HMS Victory was originally built in 1759, how she was preserved and cared for in war and peace and the restoration process that will cover the next ten years.
Related footage can be viewed via our YouTube channel
Please use the links below for all press releases relating to the project.
|FIRST SEA LORD FLIES HIS FLAG FROM HMS VICTORY
10th October 2012
|Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Attractions To Benefit From The Catalyst Endowment Programme
20th June 2012
|£50m FOR HMS VICTORY
6th March 2012
|HMS Victory still expects to fly the flags for Trafalgar Day
19th October 2011
|Final Removal on HMS Victory’s Masts
23rd September 2011
|‘BONES OF OAK & IRON – BENEATH VICTORY’S SKIN’ - HMS Victory Restoration Exhibition
9th September 2011
|Removal of the Main Topgallant Mast on HMS Victory
16th August 2011
|Removal of the fore topgallant yard and fore topsail yard on HMS Victory
12th July 2011
|UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR VISITORS TO WITNESS MAJOR RESTORATION FOR HMS VICTORY
4th July 2011