SeaMore revolutionises the way the epic story of the Royal Navy, its people, its triumphs and failures is told.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy world class collections are comprised of nearly 2,500,000 individual items including Nelson’s flagship – HMS Victory. They are housed in 30 separate stores, within 14 buildings, across 6 sites. Unfortunately too often the collections are at risk of damage from storage in inadequate conditions, especially at the Royal Marines Museum and the Royal Navy Submarines sites.

This is where the SeaMore project comes to aid. It combines the unification of the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s archives & artefacts to create the newest national collection in the Centre for Discovery, with the move of the Royal Marines Museum to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard allowing visitors to experience and see more.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is delighted to announce support worth £13.85million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) with an award that will transform access to naval heritage and allow for the much-needed move of the Royal Marines Museum into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The Royal Marines Museum will move into Boathouse 6, the Grade II Victorian boathouse that currently houses Action Stations to create dynamic galleries, activities and personal stories of the unique ethos of the Royal Marines 350-year history including the Corps’ music which has captivated audiences around the world. Until such time as Action Stations transfers to ownership of the Royal Marines Museum, investment will continue to ensure it delivers the best possible experience for visitors.

The museum will be a living memorial to the loyalty, duty and sacrifices of the Corps and very importantly entirely accessible to those who have been injured or incapacitated in the line of duty. It is due to open in 2019.

In order to be able to accomplish the project The National Museum of the Royal Navy need to raise the remaining £2.5 million.

If you would like to donate to the project and be part of building a new national museum, please go to our donate page

To find out more or discuss the ways to support the SeaMore Campaign, please contact Head of Fundraising, Paul Elgood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project Communication Documents

Opening document - draft commincation plan