Fundraiser for HMS Victory - Introducing The 'Face of Nelson'

We had such an amazing time at the HMS Victory fundraising event on April 6th.  We lunched aboard Cunard's Queen Victoria , and were welcomed by a Veuve Clicquot champagne reception.
In March 2012 HMS Victory was gifted to the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Although gratefully received it is in dire need of conservation and repair. With your help this can be done, enabling the preservation of HMS Victory to be shared with the future generations. If you are unable to attend one of their upcoming fundraisering events (click here for info) you can make a donation through their Just Giving Page here

Any questions or comments can be directed to Emma Strong of the National Museum of the Royal Navy 

Photography - Cunard 
L-R Fiona Harden, David Bull, Marina Paganucci, Sandra McClean, Craig Young, Eileen Lee
Ricky Parcel, John Scott, Lorraine Wilkinson 


Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns 

Professor Dominic Tweddle
Director General NMRH

The following photographs courtesy of Craig Young and Lorraine Wilkinson 

Donate to help restore HMS Victory here
or show your support by becoming a member here 
On 6th April 2015 the Museum will be holding their inaugural fundraising event in Los Angeles in conjunction with Cunard Lines. The fundraising luncheon will be held on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria, during her stay in San Pedro. The event is being held in aid of the multimillion pound campaign required for the preservation and conservation of HMS Victory, arguably the world’s most famous war ship and an international symbol of democracy. 

As you can imagine this is an extremely exciting time for the Museum, particularly as we expand our fundraising into the USA and work to save this vital piece of British history. One of the most exciting aspects of the event is that the ‘Face of Nelson’ will be present at the dinner.

The ‘Face of Nelson’ is a life mask cast from Nelson’s face in 1798 whilst he was in Naples. This plaster mask of the face of Lord Nelson may show us more accurately than ever before how Nelson looked at the height of his fame. This mask is only one of four in the world, with this mask being the only one able to enter the USA. Making this a truly unique and special event, as we bring a significant part of British history to the United States.

If you are interested in attending the event, or in event sponsorship please contact Emma Strong at


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