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Exhibit of the month

Cox's Bolt GunThis formidable piece of salvage gear could shoot a bolt clean through sheet steel one inch thick using an explosive charge! The gun itself weighs 16 kg (36 pounds) and was usually lowered to the diver on a rope or chain.Before it was...

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Exhibit of the Month

Edinburgh’s GoldIn 1942 HMS Edinburgh was returning to the UK from Russia laden with gold bullion - payment to the Allies for supplies during World War 2. The convoy in which she was travelling was attacked. HMS Edinburgh was damaged and eventually...

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MARGARET AND JIM

Margaret Marks takes JIM for a walk in the diving trials tank in HMS Vernon in the early 1970s.

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WE ARE NOW FULLY ACCREDITED!

Six years of hard work – the vision of our Chairman John Bevan, the unwavering direction of our Vice Chairman Mike O'Meara, and the dedication of every single volunteer has paid off and we are now proud to say that we are 'Fully Accredited'.So what does it...

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SKYSCRAPER – THE BRUGES WHALE

In response to Bruges' Triennial theme, 'Liquid City', StudioKCA created a 11.5m blue and white whale from 5 tons of plastic recovered from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The whale is called, 'Skyscraper' – whales are the natural skyscrapers of the ocean...

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TERRY’S BENCH

In August this year, one of our longest-serving and most popular volunteers, Terry Nash, unexpectedly passed away.Terry was a bubbly cheerful man with enthusiastic hands and heart. He took on so many projects in the museum that almost every electrically...

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HONOURING THE WW1 CENTENARY

In commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, our Red Hat Knitters supported by friends and family, have been knitting and sewing poppies to decorate the front of the museum.  Over 700 poppies were made - our youngest contributors...

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