A Voyage of Discovery

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has six sites across the UK, all offering a unique insight to the fascinating history of the Royal Navy. As well as offering a real treat for families and enthusiasts alike, the museums are perfect for corporate events and team-building exercises. Millions of pounds have been invested in the careful and sympathetic restoration of the Royal Navy’s historic ships and magnificent museums, with more to come. Some of the income from all private hires goes towards the conservation of naval heritage.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

Step back in time and be surrounded by centuries of naval tradition and history. Enjoy a drinks reception for up to 250 among historic figureheads in the
Victory Gallery. Host a meeting or conference for up to 100 delegates in the Princess Royal Gallery, opened by HRH Princess Anne.

Host a private dinner aboard the iconic HMS Warrior 1860. Reception drinks can be held on the upper deck, making the most of the spectacular views across
Portsmouth’s famous harbour, whilst dinner can be served for up to 280 guests on the main gun deck.

For a more luxurious event, HMS Victory offers an exclusive venue for selected privileged hire. Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar has four spaces available for hospitality, accommodating a maximum of 120 guests for a drinks reception, or 102 for dinner.

For further information about corporate hire in Portsmouth, please contact venues@nmrn.org.uk or call 0333 123 3544.

Vice Admiral Lord Nelsons Battle of Trafalgar flagship, HMS Victory.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport

Tucked away in Gosport, the Explosion Museum sits on the historic Priddy’s Hard. For meetings, the conference hall and boardroom are situated separately from the museum galleries and are available for exclusive use throughout the day and evening. For a more unusual conference venue, or a memorable dinner space for up to 150, try exclusive hire of the stunning 18th century Grand Magazine, a gunpowder store originating from 1771. The space boasts a magnificent vaulted ceiling and beautiful Georgian wood floors.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

Home to HMS Alliance, the newly-refurbished Second World War-era submarine, events can be held in the futuristic looking John Fieldhouse Building. The space offers a 180° panorama across the marina and harbour and can host a dinner 120 or a seated lecture for up to 150.

For a more unique a air, opt for an event on board the awe-inspiring HMS Alliance herself. Intimate dinners can be held for up to 12 people in a range of messes.

Plus, with a private jetty, guests can arrive in style via boat across the water.

For further information about corporate hire in Gosport, please contact venues@nmrn.org.uk or call 0333 123 3544.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

Nestled in the Somerset countryside, easily accessible by a major road, sits Europe’s largest naval aviation museum. Functions under the museum’s British prototype Concorde will be remembered for their prestige and unique setting, whilst a drinks reception on the replica flight deck of HMS Ark Royal will be truly unforgettable.

The museum offers a range of spaces from the two large conference rooms, plus a variety of unique breakout areas together with a licensed restaurant available for private hire during office hours and into the evenings and weekends.

For further information about corporate hire in Yeovilton, call 01935 842615.

HMS Caroline, Belfast

A oat in Alexandra dock, HMS Caroline is not just an iconic naval ship, she is the last survivor of the Grand Fleet that fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

As one of only three First World War ships still in existence, this space is ideal for unique corporate and private functions.

Caroline can offer the impressive drill hall, a versatile area for up to 320 people, accessed via the main deck that allows for an outdoor breakout area. Or enjoy a private dining experience for up to 12 people in the authentically restored wardroom.

For further information about corporate hire in Belfast, please contact caroline.events@nmrn.org.uk or call 02890 454484.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

Hartlepool’s award-winning authentically recreated historic quayside is sure to impress guests or corporate clients. Home to 19th century HMS Trincomalee, Europe’s oldest fighting ship still afloat, The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool has recently had refurbishment work done to all its function rooms. From the Sir William Gray Suite, with stunning views of Trincomalee, to the cool and edgy Baltic Suite with flagstone floors, or a dinner aboard Trincomalee herself, the flexible spaces make the perfect venue for any conference or corporate hospitality event.

For further information about corporate hire in Hartlepool, please contact hartlepool.events@nmrn.org.uk or call 01429860077.

HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool.