After six months of closure, The Naval War College Museum has reopened with two new exhibits. After numerous months of restorations, The Naval War College Museum reopened on January 4 with two new exhibits. The first, The Deep Freeze: The Seabees in Antarctica, 1955-1956 featuring arts and artifacts from Operation Deep Freeze.For over twenty years the mission was supported by the Seabees from MCB (Special) Detachment One based at Davisville, Rhode Island. Their specialty was the use of materials and equipment designed for extreme cold weather. Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6) provided air logistical support to the units on the ice. Their homeport was NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, until the base was closed. The second exhibit, The Face of Nelson, features the life mask of Admiral Lord Nelson along with a series of period art. The mask is dated 1798, a significant year in Nelsons life as he gained fame for his defeat of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile. Things To Know Before You Visit The NWC Museum is open to the public year round Monday through Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm. U.S. citizens over the age of 16 who wish to visit the museum must submit information for a background check at least five working days prior to arrival. Non-U.S. Citizens require 14 days advanced notice. Any visitor who is escorted by personnel with U.S. military identification, does not need advanced reservations. All visitors must also produce two forms of identification for entry onto the Naval Station. Visitors arriving by vehicle are required to have photo identification, proof of vehicle insurance and vehicle registration to access the base. Public access to the museum is through Gate 1 of U.S. Naval Station, Newport. For reservations, call 401.841.4052. Weekday visitors must stop at the Pass and Identification Office before proceeding to Gate 1. Contact the NWC Museum 401.841.4052 as early as possible prior to your arrival.