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Dockyard Apprentice

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History Alive

A good exhibition to explain how the skills were passed down through the generations. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Jacquie G
Coventry, United Kingdom
Well worth seeking out

I nearly missed it as it is a little hidden away between cafeteria and the shop. It does give... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A little haven of social history given over to the mastercraftsmen and their apprentices. Well worth a potter through.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Located in boathouse 7 alongside the restaurant and main shop it made for an interesting 5 minute detour

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BlackRose200
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Another display you should take time to see. The lives of the apprentices was not easy and their advancement to being tradesmen was frought with danger and hardship.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A good exhibition to explain how the skills were passed down through the generations. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jacquie G
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I nearly missed it as it is a little hidden away between cafeteria and the shop. It does give quite an interesting insight into the trades that comprised the work of the ship builders. There are displays of tools and equipment and this exhibition does...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NB1957
Reviewed 20 May 2018

What a lovely small museum. Well laid out depicting the trades and tools used in the dockyards. Many of the tools are familiar. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Very informative and interesting. Learned so much. Loved the little reality stick set ups. Lots of people's personal history fascinating stuff

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Corinne B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Visited whilst at the Victorian Christmas market. Very interesting, with some insight into conditions of working within the various trades over time. This gives an added perspective to life at the dockyards over time..

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Biddy50
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We visited this whilst at the Christmas Market. It certainly added some extra knowledge of times gone by. The attraction really brought to life how hard apprentices worked under very harsh conditions.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 1511dt
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We visited Portsmouth dockyard as part of a half term day out with our granddaughter and specifically to see HMS Victory. Our granddaughter had read about the ship and the battle of Trafalgar and so we thought that a visit to see the real thing...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Stewart C
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