William Wyllie painting outside his house

The Panorama of the Battle of Trafalgar was opened in Portsmouth Dockyard, close to HMS Victory, on 29th July 1930 by King George V. At 42 feet by 12 feet (13 metres x 4 metres), perhaps the largest representation of the battle in existence, it can still be seen today, in its original position, but now as part of the displays in our museum.

The real Jack the Painter

12 September 2018

Jack the Painter was a mercenary who committed heinous acts at Portsmouth Dockyard during the American Revolution.

Whilst Jack the Painter will be resurrected for Dockyard Terrors this Halloween, who is he? Did he exist or is he an urban legend? History never remains dead for long as we uncover his story.

A rare bronze cannon being lifted into The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Since her discovery ten years ago, the wreck of HMS Victory 1744, the predecessor to Nelson’s famous flagship, has captured the imagination of naval enthusiasts and maritime archaeologists.

The Italian tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci at sea

A summer of must-sees and unforgettable moments at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard continue with a special visit of the Italian tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci.