The Jutland Exhibition

This year, 100 years on, everyone is going to be talking about the Battle of Jutland. Don’t miss out on this must-see blockbuster exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War.

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Opening Times

Monday - Sunday
10am - 5.30pm

Getting Here

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ

Tickets

Included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard All Attraction Ticket

Adult from £18
Concessions from £16.20
Child (5-15) from £13
Under 5s Free
Family from £49.60 (2 Adults 3 Children)

Also available as a 3 attraction ticket in combination with The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS M.33

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Exhibition Publication

A stunning memento capturing and sharing the unique story of Jutland. Available now.

The Battle of Jutland, in 1916, was the greatest naval battle ever involving 250 ships and 100,000 men. For each of those brave men, there’s a story to be told. Of their lives, their heroic actions in the heat of battle when, in a heartbeat lives were lost and families left to grieve.

Now see the largest collection of Jutland artefacts ever assembled.

The Greatest Naval Battle Ever

  • Its scale: see the daunting view from the bridge of HMS Lion and from the air.
  • The human cost: meet the men and share their stories.
  • Bravery: see at least one rare Victoria Cross medal and be inspired.
  • First-hand accounts: read previously unseen diaries and letters from those involved.
  • Time to reflect.

Don't miss highlights

  • Preparatory sketch of Jack Cornwell

    At just 16, Jack fought in the battle and died. Buried in a pauper’s grave and then awarded a VC for bravery. After a national public outcry, he was buried with full military honours. Sketch by well-known artist was saved for the nation. See it for the first time.

  • B98 Gun

    The Battle of Jutland was all about the big guns and their awesome power. The B98, from the German destroyer, stands guard at the entrance.

  • Admiral Beatty's Box

    Discover how Lord Nelson inspired Admiral of the Fleet. Marvel at the small silver box that made its way from the Battle of Trafalgar to the cabin on HMS Lion.

Testimonials

Exhibition Latest News

Bandsman Palfreman’s Trombone

Bandsman Palfreman’s Trombone

The story of a Royal Marine Musician who fought at the Battle of Jutland a century ago is to be told at a blockbuster exhibition from The National Museum of the Royal Navy. The fragment of a trombone played by Bandsman Frederick Charles Palfreman, his medals, a photograph and newspaper clipping are now on display at 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War, the immersive new exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Jutland Relative Siblings

Torpedo Gunner Philip White

We were delighted to welcome brother and sister David and Jill Stoker, who travelled from California and New Zealand to experience our Jutland exhibition. Their grandfather Philip White was a torpedo gunner on HMS Spitfire at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. They were delighted to spot an image which they think shows their grandfather in action at the Battle of Jutland.

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Battle of Jutland Survivor

Armed Steam Cutter

Marking 100 years since the sinking of her parent ship, HMS Falmouth at the Battle of Jutland, unique survivor Armed Steam Cutter (ASC) number 26 has arrived at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. ASC 26 will be reconstructed to full working condition, including a new boiler and her existing original steam engine. Members of the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, Boathouse 4 volunteers and students at the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth are working on the boat’s reconstruction.

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Other NMRN Exhibitions

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline, a light cruiser built in 1914, is the last survivor of the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland which lay at the heart of Britain and Ireland’s power and politics in the period 1905 - 1918. HMS Caroline is currently closed for restoration work and will reopen Spring 2017.

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Pioneers to Professionals

'Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy' exhibition will reveal the impact of women's involvement from the seventeenth century onwards, during both world wars, the Cold War to integration and beyond, to today’s serving personnel.

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HMS - Hear My Story

HMS - Hear My Story is a major exhibition situated in the Babcock Galleries at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It tells the undiscovered stories from the ordinary men, women and ships which have made the Navy‘s amazing history over the last 100 years, the century of greatest change.

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Read our reviews

Trip Advisor reviews
  • "The impact it has on you is outstanding. Great visit! " - Connor
  • "This exhibition has shown me that World War One was worse than I thought and was very sad. I thought the models were amazing and the paintings were really good " - Tom (10)

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Why not buy an All Attraction Ticket and make a whole day of it? Our best deal is the Jutland All Attraction Package, now with a 20% discount online, concessions available.

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Enjoy reading more

A superb and richly illustrated publication aims to capture and share new research by the Museum and its partners into the immediate experience, impact and legacy of the Battle in 1916, and into the physical records of the Battle that survive to 2015. This will be the first – and very likely the last – time that such a vivid collection will be on show and this will serve as a revealing and poignant reminder. Available now.

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