See our 5 festive favourites this season

Whilst adventurers never sleep, we're letting you know that our opening times will change over the festive period ever so slightly. Take a look at what's changing and when to visit us during Christmas and the new year. 

Tattoo Ducky identified by Dr Matt Lodder as by Tom Riley

In the final weeks of an exhibition exploring the long history of tattoos, curators at The National Museum of the Royal Navy have uncovered their own incredibly rare piece of tattoo history within its collection and put it on display.

Charles Dickens greeted visitors to The Dickens Christmas Festival recently

In 1843, public spirit for the Christmas holiday was dwindling. Viewed by many still as a lively pagan festival, the rise of the puritans had a lasting effect on the now sombre celebration which was often seen below Easter and even Boxing Day.

Team are measuring the tree as part of the evaluation process

Shipwrights from The National Museum of the Royal Navy have been assessing wood from trees on an Aberdeenshire estate for use in HMS Victory’s ongoing restoration.