Dockyard exhibition reveals Victory's restoration process

Date Posted: 12/09/2011

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s National Museum of the Royal Navy is set to unveil a major new exhibition today, coinciding with the restoration process of iconic warship HMS Victory.

Not only will visiting groups have the chance to witness the restoration of HMS Victory, but interactive exhibition – Bones of Oak & iron - Beneath Victory’s Skin – will provide insight into how the ship was originally built in the 18th century, how she was preserved and cared for in war and peace, and the restoration process which is set to cover the next ten years.

Group members can explore how the 250-year-old ship is looked after to safeguard her for future generations through a series of computer generations, footage, tactile displays, and display panels. Uncovering the story of her survival, visitors will also witness the work which ensures she survives the next 250 years.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s director general, Professor Dominic Tweddle explains: “HMS Victory is a national icon. We are determined that by opening this unique exhibition and keeping Victory open to the public throughout the restoration work, visitors can share in the excitement and even thrills of this continuing story.”

For further information or to arrange a group visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, telephone: 023-9283 9766 or log onto www.historicdockyard.co.uk 

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