The NMRN archivists, including those covering submarine heritage matters, are currently unable to respond to enquiries or requests for access to the collections as they undertake the move of the collection into new accommodation in Portsmouth. This includes being unable to facilitate research appointments or reproduction requests, as the collections will be physically inaccessible while they are packed and moved. See more about the project here.
The majority of the submarine collection in the Museum Torbay Building will move into a new purpose build facility in Storehouse 12 in Portsmouth Dockyard. Some large items may go into a suitable building in the Explosion Museum.
Please note, this means historical enquiries will receive no response.
The NMRN looks forward to opening an improved collections access service in Spring 2020. Please resubmit any queries after that time. Look for updates on the project, NMRN collections and the future service on the NMRN website and social media pages.