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Royal Marines Museum

Client: National Museum of the Royal Navy

Our interpretive masterplanning skills, have been key in helping the Royal Marines Museum (RMM) get one step closer to realising a state-of-the-art exhibition within Boathouse 6 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


Having helped to secure HLF 1 funding, we revisited our proposal to create an even more engaging and accessible scheme for the new museum for its HLF 2 submission.


Previously situated in a Victorian barracks proposal makes maximum use of Boathouse 6’s huge interior, with large objects such as the F7 landing craft, which saw action in the Falklands, and a Lynx helicopter. We created two separate strands for the 350-year narrative, with the ground floor charting how the Marines’ role has evolved as technology and conditions change – from fighting at sea, through soldiering, to assisting in global emergencies. The first floor interactive exhibition explores the 32-week commando training and how these specialist skills are deployed globally. This experience includes a civilian-friendly assault course and a mezzanine space for the under 5s.

Our role:

  • Interpretation masterplanning

  • Funding bid support

  • Exhibition design

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