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The Royal Marines Museum is situated in the former Officer’s Mess of Eastney Barracks on the seafront at Southsea, Portsmouth.
The museum celebrates the history of the Royal Marines from their origins in 1664 as Sea Soldiers through to their roles in Trafalgar, China, the Falklands and the Gulf with a series of interactive displays. The museum’s extensive collection displays items gathered from around the world and features a collection of over 7000 medals including 10 Victoria Crosses.
A visit to the Royal Marines
Museum allows people to
discover the stories behind the elite fighting force, from entering as a raw
recruit until the day they Pass-Out as a Royal Marine and are awarded their
The museum features an extensive events calendar and regular special exhibitions.
Onsite there is a gift shop, memorial gardens and an award winning cafe the Quartermaster's Kitchen.
The museum is open everyday throughout the year from 10am to 5pm.