There are many museums and collections dealing with military history however, none address adequately the maritime contribution to the Cold War and parallels with today’s international relations. More importantly, none have the unique draw of the UK’s only preserved nuclear submarine, COURAGEOUS; one of only 3 worldwide and arguably the best exhibited with the highest level of visitor interaction. However, COURAGEOUS is located within the Naval Dockyard and not easily accessible to the general public. The concept is therefore very simple:
“At the heart of the CWC will be a preserved nuclear submarine acting as the centrepiece of an irreplaceable collection of artefacts displayed in an iconic setting. The CWC will portray the maritime aspects of the Cold War in an informative and entertaining way while using historic, current and future submarine & nuclear technology to promote STEM and innovation through interactive experiences.”
For the latest update on the Cold War Centre visit the Friends of the RN Submarine Museum website, The Submarine Family’s lead for heritage.