Built as a mast house, but later used for the construction, repair and storage of small boats. Along with Boathouse 5, it is a good example of the timber-framed buildings once common in Naval dockyards. Both are constructed partly over the Mast Pond on cast iron supports. The building now houses the main Historic Dockyard restaurant, the Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition and Nauticalia, a maritime-themed gift shop.
The restoration and conversion won two awards: the Portsmouth Society’s Best Restoration 1995 and Portsmouth City Council Planning Committee’s Good Planning & Conservation Award 1995.
Listed Grade 2
Restaurant, exhibition and shop
Restored & converted by PNBPT
Portsmouth City Council Design Services
Heaton Waring Ltd