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Address: 19 College Road, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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Good insight into local history

A very interesting museum. It gives a very good insight into all the trades in the dockyard. There are lots of small exhibits and the information is very good.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Rick D D
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Gosport, United Kingdom

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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great insight to the local history of Portsmouth dockyard. Probably not to everyone's taste, but I enjoyed it

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Ontario, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting look behind the naval shore trades and how young men were raised in those trades but eminently dispensable. Go if you have the time and want to do everything.

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Thank Bruce P
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk down memory lane of carpenters, engineers, mechanics and how lads had to work as an aprentice. I think you would have to have an interest in these in order to benefit. having said that, it does no harm to see what work others had to do and how boats were made. Entrance is free as part of your... More 

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Thank Gwlader
Gosport, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A very interesting museum. It gives a very good insight into all the trades in the dockyard. There are lots of small exhibits and the information is very good.

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Thank Rick D D
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We popped into this little gem of a museum by mistake, we went into the shop that sells boating things and found we had gone back in time, we went through the arch with a clocking in time clock on the wall and found ourselves looking at bygone boatbuilding crafts and the tools that were used, it is a bit... More 

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Lydney
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is not the most interesting of exhibitions, but then it did all look rather dated, we walked around it, luckily it didn't take up too much time.

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Thank dwprices
Fareham, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Well worth finding this next to the restaurant as it provides a really good insight into the dockyard.

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Thank Phil P
Bedford UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The entrance is rather dominated by the souvenir type shop but it is really worth moving past this. A tremendous variety of old tools of all trades plus stories and photos of the trades that made a Naval dockyard possible. At our age we recognised so many of the items on display which made us laugh.

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Thank mikeolive
Coventry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Don't miss this museum next door to Nauticalia and just alongside the Boathouse No 7 cafe as it is well worth a look around to find out all the trades that were needed in the Dockyard.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Wasn't expecting much of this as it is tucked away behind a shop (expensive) and the restaurant (not bad) gave a great insight into the skills needed to maintain the old warships and how they were learnt.

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