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Dockyard Apprentice

19 College Road, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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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 2 weeks ago
Jacquie G
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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 4 weeks ago
NB1957
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 College Road, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jacquie G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank NB1957
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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.

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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

Thank Corinne B
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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..

Thank Biddy50
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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.

Thank derek T
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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

Thank Stewart C
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Everything about this location was really interesting. Public are well looked after on the interest side, plus toilets and good restaurant are an added bonus.

Thank 13CHIPPY13
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A really interesting, lifelike display of the men who worked in the dockyards over the years and how the life in the dockyards changed throughout history. Interactive and enjoyable.

Thank jude9999_10
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

It was interesting learning about the different specialized workers in the dockyard, but the displays were not very large compared to other sections of the dockyard.

Thank Karen M
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