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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 August 6, 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 July 18, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

You could easily miss this, as it is tucked between a shop and a restaurant. As you enter the Dockyard, it is on your right, next to Nauticalia, the gift shop. Very well put together exhibit with some fascinating items on display.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Interesting and informative display. Well worth a visit. Showed the history of the trades working in the dockyard over many years

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 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
Thank Grandmasticks
Reviewed September 16, 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 TheTravellingBell
Reviewed August 28, 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
Thank gordon793
Reviewed August 6, 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 July 18, 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 May 20, 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 March 1, 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 January 2, 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
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