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The Artefact Collections of the Royal Naval Museum consist of collections of naval uniforms, medals, weapons, ship relics, floating craft and personal belongings.
Uniform : The collection consists mainly of post 1920 officers' uniforms with a limited number of World War One items and some late nineteenth century pieces. The museum holds a large collection of pattern trade badges.
Medals : The museum holds a representative collection of naval medals from their inception to the present day. The Naval General Service medal collection of the late Captain Douglas-Morris covers many of the actions in which the navy was involved prior to 1847. It also includes an example for every ship present at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Weapons : The collection of naval weapons is small. Many of the items held at the Royal Naval Museum relate to personnel whose memorabilia is held in the other collections of the Museum.
Ship Relics : This collection consists of figureheads, badges and other items of warship decoration or equipment from the earliest times to the present. A large collection of name boards, honours boards, treadplates and badges are held for post-1900 ships.
Floating Craft : Only four floating craft are held by the Museum. These include a 50ft Steam Pinnace and King Charles II State Barge.
Personal Memorabilia : The Museum contains a wide selection of material ranging from a large collection of belongings of Nelson to the personal relics of World War Two officers and ratings.
For more information please contact:
Curator of Artefacts
Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66)
Telephone : 023 9272 7579 | Fax : 023 9272 7575
Outside UK - Telephone : 44 23 9272 7579 | Fax : 44 23 9272 7562
Created on the 25 June 1999
Last modified on the 28 April 2001