Jutland 1916
Jutland 1916
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Jclegge
Rockford, IL71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I got an all inclusive year pass to the historical dock yard which I highly reconmend. The Jutland musem takes the visitor through the battle with video and artifacts and impressive models of several of the ships. Worth the time to see.
Written October 6, 2018
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gordon793
Birrong77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Not a large number of artifacts but a great story and well put together. Take the time to listen and watch the videos to get a better understanding of the Battle of Jutland.
Written August 28, 2018
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Sajidon
Leicester UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Really well put together taking you on a journey of how the battle developed and the major engagements. some really good items on display from the ships involved
Written September 22, 2017
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daleksek
Melton Mowbray, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We went into the exhibition unsure of how the stories of this epic battle would be described - found it to be laid out by time scale of the 36 hours of the battle with audio and visual display, with real anecdotes from the people who were there, both English, German and even New Zealand. Displays of artifacts maps and even letters and messages from the actual time. We were both moved and really thought about the cost of such a massive conflict. Recommended by us.
Written September 1, 2017
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Dora R
Essex, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Well worth seeing as part of the overall Museum experience, with good films and graphics timed to show events as they unrolled throughout the 36 hours of the battle. Tells the stories of those who fought on both sides, and also the facts leading up the encounter between the British and German fleets. Just as there is more to the Great War than the battle of the Somme, there is more to Jutland than the story of Jack Cornwall VC, heroic though he undoubtedly was.
Written August 12, 2017
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Martyn R
Oxford, UK134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The Museum is dedicated to the epic encounter between the Royal Navy Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe, and the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Scheer off the North sea coast of the Jutland peninsula in 1916. It was the largest sea battle in history and was the definitive encounter between the all-conquering Royal Navy and the aspiring German Imperial fleet.
The museum is impressive with an impressive range of audio-visual displays, static presentation boards to present context, and memorabilia from the battle.
The AV displays which are projected into 'rooms' within the museum, show representations of the action, displayed onto 'screen' which are deliberately jagged to give an idea of the chaos and confusion of the battle.
The presentation boards try to convey the progress of the action as it was unfolding.
The memorabilia are vast and sometimes shocking, from shell splinters which landed on vessels, to personal memorabilia from the Royal Marines VC who lost his life during the battle, to a huge model of HMS Canada which is some six metres long.
Jutland was split into three decisive events, the battlecruiser action, the fleet action and the night action, and I confess that I struggled to follow the actual progress of the battle through the displays. This could simply have been down to me, as with any complex engagement there were many, many moving parts!
However, you cannot failed to be moved by the personal displays regarding Jack Cornwall, RM Major Harvey of Lion, and examples of the appalling damage to German warships and the death and destruction that ensued.There is a particularly sad foot note that British Admiral Hood, whose ship Invincible was blown apart at Jutland, had the ship named after him, similarly blown apart during the engagement with the Bismarck in the second world war.
Whilst the Royal Navy was prepared to engage again the following day, (and the Imperial Fleet apparently not) Jutland was a pyrrhic victory for the British; we lost 6,000 men against 2,500 for the Imperial Fleet, and many more ships because of the contentious debate around armour/armament/speed that were prevalent at the time.
What cannot be doubted from this museum exhibition is the bravery, and professionalism of both sides in progressing one of the toughest military engagements of modern times. Very impressive and hugely sad.
An impressive memorial to both sides of the conflict in a brutal engagement.
Written July 13, 2017
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arleneasutherland64
Farnborough, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Fascinating for anyone interested in naval or military history or the politics of the the First Worls War.

Horrific loss of life. Quite shocking.

Take the time to read the exhibits.

Another exhibit you can enter on the annual ticket available for all dockyards exhibits.
Written July 10, 2017
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GWSTravels
Springfield, MO131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
The Jutland 1916 exhibit at the Historic Dockyard is worth a walk through to learn of the battle's impact on human life and the outcome of the war. The odd storyboards and screening panels as well as the location of the audio do not make for a clear and well-organised presentation as is true of other presentations onsite. Nevertheless, I am glad I went and do recommend setting aside 1-2 hours for a walk-through.
Written May 1, 2017
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mikefortynine
Portsmouth, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Not a Blockbuster but 'A once in a lifetime exhibition' that puts many artefacts from both sides of the Battle in one place, Dimmed lighting. Sadly very little about the Battlecruiser HMS Invincible. Very poor setting and backdrop for the HMS Hood Bell.
Written September 15, 2016
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Chris J
Portsmouth, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Very impressive presentation & detail of a famous event in the public consciousness but about which not so much is known. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Written October 13, 2019
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