Update on the Safer Berth & True Colours Projects

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Maintaining a ship of the size and scale of HMS Victory is no easy task. Add in the complexities of her age, her iconic status, and the desire to enable people to continue to visit her; leaves the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s conservation team with an unenviable series of challenges.

We have created a series of films that detail some of the conservation work that has taken place on HMS Victory, giving you a chance to meet some of the team involved in her upkeep and detailing the painstaking work undertaken to keep this national icon safe and secure for the next 200 years.

 

HMS Victory in Her True Colours

On the eve of the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the repainting of HMS Victory drew to a close, and this short film captures her new look with timelapse and background interviews with the team involved and the research supporting the project.

 

HMS Victory - A Safer Berth

The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s expert team discusses the process being undertaken to secure HMS Victory’s structure through a new support system. The team share details of the research undertaken to develop this new approach.

 

HMS Victory - Berthing Safely

This film provides an update on HMS Victory’s new support system with the opportunity to meet some of those helping to deliver this complex and delicate engineering project.

 

HMS Victory - Safely Berthed

The latest instalment from our series of films focusses on the completion of the HMS Victory support structure project. With the new high tech support beams fully installed you can see how it has opened up the bottom of the ship to visitors allowing them to view Victory like never before.