National Museum of the Royal Navy to open new centenary exhibition

Date Posted: 19/10/2015

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth has announced the opening of a new exhibition which will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Jutland in 2016.

Suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, the exhibition will open at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 24th May and will highlight the pivotal role played by the Royal Navy during the battle.

The Battle of Jutland has been described as the Royal Navy’s defining moment in The Great War, and perhaps the largest sea battle in history. It is also one of the only events in the First World War centenary programme which is wholly naval in character.

Entitled 36 hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won the War, the displays will bring together material from across the UK and Germany for the first time, as never seen before.

School travel organisers visiting the exhibition with their class can extend an educational stay by including a workshop or hands-on artefact session.

A series of Navy-related programmes are available at the museum for both Primary and Secondary learning, and free resources for returning to the classroom are also accessible.

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