documenting 350 years of the Royal Marines

SeaMore Project - Portsmouth

Having been involved in the conversion of Storehouse 10 into galleries on the history of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard a few years ago, Oculus are pleased to now be involved in the SeaMore project. The Heritage Lottery fund awarded The National Museum of the Royal Navy £13 million towards the campaign.

The project comprises two parts. A new Royal Marines Museum will occupy Boathouse No. 6, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Nearby, and on the same site, Storehouse 12: The Navy Unlocked, will provide access to more than 2,000,000 collection items. These are currently kept in 30 separate stores within 14 buildings across nine sites, and will be relocated and made accessible to visitors in a bold move to revolutionise the way the epic story of the Royal Navy is told. It sits alongside three great Georgian Storehouses 9, 10 and 11 in the historic dockyard. The build was constructed on brick walls and iron beams supporting the floors. The works will require internal refurbishment, new services and external repair.

Photograph courtesy of The National Museum of the Royal Navy

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