Naval Museums Prepare to Reopen After Pandemic Lockdown
The nation’s premier historic naval museum reopens on May 17 with hi-tech displays to welcome visitors back after a five-month break.
Staff in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have used the enforced closure of the site by the pandemic lockdown to complete telling the story of HMS Victory, her crew and battles, with a new, interactive gallery.
The dockyard last welcomed tourists six days before Christmas and with more than 80 per cent of the historic dockyard’s revenue coming from visitors, the site has been hit hard by the pandemic.
“Without visitors, we will not survive,” said Professor Dominic Tweddle, the national museum’s director general. “They are our lifeblood."
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