This is a great way to begin the tourism year and gives us further proof that what we are doing with investing in our heritage product and marketing it widely is working

Dominic Tweddle, Director General NMRN

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) recorded a 17 per cent rise across its empire, which includes the Fleet Air Arm and RN Submarine Museums, HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool and Jutland veteran HMS Caroline in Belfast.

The biggest impact has been in the Portsmouth area – the result of a decade of investment, improvement, new attractions (such as M33, the new Mary Rose Museum), the draw of HMS Queen Elizabeth since the carrier arrived in the city in August – with record tourist numbers helping to pump £110m into the local economy in 2017.

“This is a great way to begin the tourism year and gives us further proof that what we are doing with investing in our heritage product and marketing it widely is working,” said NMRN director general Dominic Tweddle.

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