BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE OPEN DAYBRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE
Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) will be opening its gates to visitors on Saturday 27th July to give members of the public an opportunity to take a look around the world renowned College.
The College gates will be open from 11 am to 4 pm.
Members of the public will be able to look around the building and learn about the history of the College and its Royal connections.
Naval training first came to Dartmouth in 1863 when HMS Britannia arrived in the River Dart as a cadet training ship. The college was opened in 1905 and was designed by Sir Aston Webb, whose work also includes the principal façade of Buckingham Palace.
Numerous members of the Royal family have trained at the College and there are a number of royal artefacts amongst the Britannia museum collection. As Princess Elizabeth, Her Majesty The Queen first met His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at BRNC, just before the outbreak of World War 2.
Britannia Royal Naval College