Help the new Royal Marines Museum share the stories of its historic collections by joining with other supporters to Adopt an Object.
From 2019 to the opening of the new museum, we will offer the opportunity to put your name to some of the most interesting, informative and educational items in our collection.
Here is a bass drum, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, c1916 manufactured by Henry Potter and Co Ltd. It is thought that this drum may have been used by Frederick Stagg during the march into Mons at the end of the First World War.
Bandmaster Stagg was drafted to Hood Battalion RND on 28th December 1917. On 12th January 1918 he joined the Depot Battalion. However, between June and 14th November 1918 he was unfit, suffering with influenza. (1918 was one of the years when influenza killed more troops than the enemy did).
He returned to duty with the Hood Battalion and his band on the 15th November. This was the day that the Allies made their official entry into Mons and this was led by the Bands of the Hood Battalion and the 7th Royal Fusiliers - leading the Royal Navy and the Army contingents.
The museum's collections are the living memorial to those who have served, charting battles and operations and the stories which bring them to life. The new museum will enable us to tell those stories more effectively and create a deeper understanding of the vital contribution of the Royal Marines to our society.
The collections depict the history of the Corps from 1664 to the present day through a unique collection of artefacts, pictures and documents. One of the most significant parts of the collection is the medal collection consisting of over 8,000 items including gallantry, campaign and foreign awards including an outstanding collection of Victoria Crosses.
There is no minimum donation but you can become a Senior Adopter of an object for £500. Senior Adopters will be invited to a special event ahead of the opening of the new museum. Recognition will be made of all donations over £120 within the new museum when it opens.
The new Royal Marines Museum, at the very heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, will place the 355-year history of the Royal Marines firmly within the story of the Royal Navy. For the first time the story of the Royal Marines a national story, but also a story with impact across the globe will be told in a building appropriate to its scale.
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