Established in 1952, the Naval War College Museum (NWCM) preserves the history of naval warfare and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay. Literally one-of-a-kind artifacts, audiovisual components, and rich graphics tell the story of torpedo development at the US Newport Torpedo Station. Display cases subtly reference nautical themes: the deck of a ship, submarine dive planes. Others incorporate the historic building fabric as a backdrop.
The exhibit draws on first-hand accounts and artifacts loaned by the community. Special cases designed with a changeable mounting system allow staff to easily swap out objects. Exhibits are designed to conceal retrofit HVAC systems and electrical modifications, creating a clean, modern gallery inside the historic 1800s building.