SNR (South) 2018 VISITS & ANNUAL LUNCH
THURSDAY 17TH MAY 10.15 am Visit ‘A’
A visit to the re-opened D-Day Museum in Southsea. The Museum has been completely re-furbished and the entire D-Day and Battle of Normandy visitor experience re-presented, with many new artefacts and documents on display. There is increased emphasis in the new galleries on the role of individual fighting units and also the impact of the invasion on the civilian populations on both sides of the English Channel. The D-Day embroidery is splendidly displayed, with accompanying information on its 22-year old designer and the team that produced it.
We will have an introductory curatorial talk on arrival and then ample time to view the new exhibits and interactive screens. Lunches will be available in the museum or at Rocksbys, the seafront restaurant a few minutes’ walk away.
Cost: £17.50, including admission, coffee and a copy of the new souvenir guidebook. There is ample parking at the Museum and it is a short taxi ride from the Hard.
TUESDAY 12TH JUNE Visit ‘B’
A visit to the Diving Museum at Stokes Bay at 10.15 am and the nearby Hovercraft Museum in Lee-on-the Solent at 2.30 pm. Lunch at the adjacent Bayside Cabin restaurant is included. At each museum there will be an introductory talk and volunteers on hand to guide members around the exhibits. Both the museums have undergone significant development in recent times and important new exhibits acquired.
There is ample parking at both museums. The Diving Museum is a short taxi ride from the Gosport Ferry. Lifts to the Hovercraft Museum after lunch will be arranged for members not arriving by car.
Cost: £33, including all admissions, coffee on arrival and lunch.
TUESDAY 10TH JULY – SNR (South) ANNUAL LUNCH Visit ‘C’
The venue will be the restaurant on the mezzanine floor in Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. (12.15 pm for 12.30pm). After lunch Ivan Steele, who leads the NMRN’s Steam Pinnace 199 volunteer team, will recount the story of 199 and tell us what 2018 holds for her. It is expected that she will be berthed inside BH4 for members to view her and go aboard. The afternoon will also be an opportunity to see the International Boatbuilding College facilities and the restoration projects currently in progress there.
Cost: £20.50, to include lunch and a donation to the 199 project.
AS WITH LAST YEAR’S SNR(S) EVENTS, FRIENDS OF THE ROYAL NAVAL MUSEUM & ROYAL MARINES MUSEUM ARE WELCOME TO BOOK PLACES.
To book a place on any of the above events please complete the form “click here to print application form” and send it with one cheque payable to SNR(S) for the total amount due to: SNR (South), 17, St. Thomas’s Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2EZ.