Dockyard Apprentice
Dockyard Apprentice
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MJK
Coventry1,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Very interesting, informative and animated (films + more than a dozen mannequins in original clothes) story of apprenticeship in Portsmouth dockyard.
Plenty of written information and nice collection of tools.
After visiting this place I realized that every vessel built here (and there were plenty of them, including dozens of famous ones) was a "special story" for so many people who worked here.

It was only a "side dish" for the main attractions I visited during the two days spent at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and I visited it at the very end but I am so glad I did. Without a visit to the Dockyard Apprentice, the whole PHD experience would have been incomplete.
Written November 10, 2020
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,030 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We had a snack at the cafe here. It resembles a school canteen or indeed rating's mess. You can eat outside. The service was slow and the staff did not seem to know what they were doing. I tried a very ordinary tuna sandwich that would not likely sell on the High Street due to poor packaging. I did see some hot food available but again unappetising. There is a shop selling maritime items and also a museum.
Written September 25, 2021
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handbagscotland
Scotland535 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written May 20, 2018
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MYDOGISFINN
Emsworth, UK871 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
I wonder if many people who visit the Dockyard actually stop and have a look at the Apprentice Museum. It is one of the few things in the dockyard that you can see for free if you don't want to buy the combined ticket. There are good displays covering most dockyard trades with collections of tools and pieces of work made by apprentices. Many thousands of people were employed in the Dockyard and it is good to see that the common man (and woman) who built, repaired and maintained the ships of the Royal Navy are recognised.
Written November 19, 2014
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mandyb11_12
Romsey Hampshire66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Enjoyed seeing how things were made and how work was in those day's, and using different tools.
A small museum but very interesting.
Written August 27, 2014
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JEL219
Somerset57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Good exhibition telling the stories of the various apprentices who have worked in the dockyards and the tools they would have used; gives you a real insight into the history of the people who worked there.
Written April 13, 2014
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Grandmasticks
Leicester, UK167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A little haven of social history given over to the mastercraftsmen and their apprentices. Well worth a potter through.
Written October 24, 2018
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gordon793
Birrong80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
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.
Written August 28, 2018
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Aircraft123
228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We were just wondering past and considered going in when a very friendly man Geoff Johnston spoke to us and said it is worth seeing , so we went in and he kindly pointed out a few things to look at in general to myself and son, when he suddenly got told off from the old chap with the waistcoat and beard who was doing a guided tour. Geoff would be the type of person I would want in my museum ( if I had one ), and the other guide needs retiring if you want to retain your reputation!However thought it was rude and inappropriate of the other tour guide. The exhibition was very good and we loved the hands on parts especially.
Written July 10, 2017
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Chris K
Bristol, England, United Kingdom35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Came in to have a look around the Historic Dockyard and came across this exhibition. It was full of fascinating information on the different trades associated with a working dockyard. I thought this was well put together and as it was a free exhibition well worth taking the time to visit.
Written March 29, 2016
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