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Posted on Thursday 17th October

It has been revealed that the Royal Marines Museum will move to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard by the end of 2017 in a bid to boost visitor numbers and income.

The museum has been at its current site, the former Eastney Barracks – a barracks for Royal Marines dating back to 1867 – since 1958.

Robert Bruce, the museum director said:

'The story of the Royal Marines is at the heart of the naval story, which is told at the dockyards.

‘That’s the right place for the whole story to be linked up together.’

It is hoped that the move will quadruple visitor numbers, currently around 29,000 per year. The move will be funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum’s own resources and further fundraising efforts.

At present, only around 10 per cent of the museum's collection is on display, but the move will allow the collection to be displayed using modern technology.

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