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Orphans of the Sea

Taking place on the 8th of Nov 2017 at 9:00 AM to the 16th of Feb 2018 at 4:00 PM

Location: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF, England

Orphans of the Sea: The History of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation in London and Berkshire is an exhibition celebrating the 190th anniversary of one of Britain’s foremost maritime charities.

Explore the story of the Foundation and the children that it has helped.

Available during our opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm (see also notes below on closure dates). FREE admission.

Why not come along and take a look?

Exhibition dates: 8th November 2017 to 16th February 2018

RMNEF ex pic

Sometimes the room in which the exhibition is housed is used for other meetings. This means that the exhibition will be unavailable. Dates and times are as follows:

17th November 2017 - 13.30-16.30

Stocktake closure 27th November to 8th December - limited access. Please call ahead to check availability.

8th February 2018 - 17.30-21.00


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