Ship shape for National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

Ship shape for National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

Work on the major new exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Portsmouth is well underway with the bespoke joinery items in manufacture and several already on site.

Designed by Redman Design, with fit out by Elmwood Projects, ‘HMS – Hear My Story’ will bring to life the previously untold stories of everyday heroes using state-of-the-art interpretation.

“The first thing that strikes you about the new exhibition is its blend of old and new,” says Production Director Steven Gough. “The exposed red brick, original timber structures and steel doors of the original building create a truly atmospheric backdrop for ultra modern display cases, touchscreen timeline tables and immersive sound and film.

“Visitors can walk across a secure glass floor to discover a 4.5m torpedo below. They can walk under a volley of missiles and come face to face with the ‘4-inch gun’ that’s credited with firing the first ever shot of the war at sea in WW1. It’s shaping up to be a really entertaining and informative visitor experience.”

‘HMS – Hear My Story’ is on schedule to open in Spring 2014.