The Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition
Mounted in partnership with the Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust, the Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition in Boathouse 7 enables visitors to clock in as an apprentice and learn the skills used by generations of craftsmen.
Members of the Historical Trust’s Support Group maintain the exhibition and over the years have added many examples of apprentices’ test pieces made in the Dockyard. The exhibition also boasts the finest collection of oilcans and blowlamps in the world!
Portsmouth Harbour Tours
The Trust leases its landing jetty in the Historic Dockyard to Solent & Wightline Cruises for the provision of boat tours round Portsmouth Harbour. The use of large, comfortable boats with full undercover facilities has made the harbour tour one of the most popular attractions in the Historic Dockyard. With an amusing and informative commentary they enable visitors to appreciate the full extent of the operational Naval Base, to see at close quarters the modern warships berthed alongside, and to understand how the harbour developed from Roman times to the present day.