What’s HMS Victory’s real Story? The Historic Dockyard at Chatham reveals all

Model of HMS Victory Image taken by Manu Palomeque for the Historic Dockyard Chatham Model of HMS Victory Image taken by Manu Palomeque for the Historic Dockyard Chatham

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘HMS Victory’?  The battle of Trafalgar? The death of Nelson?  Anything else?  No!  Well you’re not alone and a new exhibition at The Historic Dockyard Chatham is setting out to tell her full story. Alex Patterson, The Historic Dockyard’s Collections and Galleries Manager and Curator of the new ‘HMS Victory: The Untold Story’ kindly took a few moments away from the launch event to give me a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the exhibition.

Hello Alex, many thanks for taking the time to talk to me.How did you feel when you walked in today and saw everything done?

Relieved I think. It’s up. Very proud, very pleased. It’s always the morning after the final tweaks that you walk in and turn off the work lights and you’re…

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