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.Buy Tickets >
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.
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.
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.
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.Buy now >