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Boat building made simple

As well as several small historic boats that have been repaired/renovated, there is the chance to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Best place to eat in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

This is a great place to eat during your visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. You can reserve a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United Kingdom
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Boathouse 4 is a free attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, combining an exciting interactive exhibition, traditional boatbuilding training and a brasserie overlooking the harbour under one roof. Boathouse 4 is home to the UK's largest...more
Victory Gate | Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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All reviews boat building small craft historic dockyard mezzanine floor various stages wood working working museum building skills traditional boat small boat fascinating collection interactive items former glory quick visit superb views well worth a visit watch the boats
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As well as several small historic boats that have been repaired/renovated, there is the chance to see boat building skills being carried out.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maharg2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very boring much seemed to be closed off on day of our visit. No lift to upstairs restaurant so had to make do elsewhere

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank miccksw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat during your visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. You can reserve a table so that you can sit in the window and enjoy views of HMS Warrior and across the harbour towards Gosport. The food is very good and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RetiredBritz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first glance it may appear there is little so see here, but take another look. Go upstairs to view from the balcony and there is a wide range of craft being repaired, being altered etc. very interesting

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stepped into the boathouse to browse and spent a couple of hours here. Downstairs you can see where several boats are being repaired/ renovated as part of a scheme to teach these skills to young people. Upstairs is a fascinating collection of items, artefacts...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cannyshopper
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Fascinating to watch the boat builders at work, especially from the Restaurant and Bar located on the second floor. Good drinks and appetizers!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TommyTomThomas
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Bit by bit I have been looking around the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as I am disabled I have to take it slowly. I like to take my time and try to think back to what it was like for all of the apprentices and sailors....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed February 24, 2019

great staff, very welcoming, great to see how everything is built, great restaurant, clean toilets, very good to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smiler70
Reviewed February 12, 2019

you need a good hour to enjoy this its so good and you have a great cafe to rest your lrgs after enjoy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Graham V
Reviewed February 10, 2019

An active workshop where old woodworking skills are been practised. There are some good exhibits upstairs and the cafe is excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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