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Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Open Day

3 March 2016
The Naval Heritage Centre in HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, will again be opening its gates to visitors on Sunday 3 April from 10am to 4pm, with the Theme of ‘The Story of the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre’.

A special attraction will be Courageous, the decommissioned Cold War nuclear submarine, which will re-open for public guided tours after a six-month closure for refurbishment.  

A new temporary exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the battle of Jutland - telling the stories of the battle, the Devonport ships that took part, personal stories from the men at sea, events in Devonport area and Devonport Dockyard at the time and Naval technical developments relating to the battle.

There are galleries displaying one of the UK’s largest collections of 1:72 scale model warships, ranging from WW2 to the current day and exhibitions on traditional boat building and the history of navigation.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and heritage of Devonport, the naval base and the Royal Navy and is an excellent day out with something for all the family

Warrant Officer Ray Crockett, of the Naval Heritage Centre

Exhibitions will also cover World War One, collections of uniforms and medals and the history of the Plymouth Breakwater.

Warrant Officer Ray Crockett, of the Naval Heritage Centre, said: 

“This will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and heritage of Devonport, the naval base and the Royal Navy and is an excellent day out with something for all the family. 

"The collection includes exhibitions from across the ages from the age of sail to the modern day.  We look forward to sharing the outstanding and unique treasures of the heritage centre.’’

For further information please visit their website at devonportnhc.wordpress.com/whats-on/

For enquiries please call 01752 552326 or 01752 554200 or email the centre at [email protected].

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