Boathouse 7


Boathouse 7 was 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 Trust's restoration and conversion of the building won two awards:  the Portsmouth Society’s Best Restoration 1995 and Portsmouth City Council Planning Committee’s Good Planning & Conservation Award 1995.

The building now houses the largest Historic Dockyard restaurant and events space, the Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition and Nauticalia, a maritime-themed gift shop.

Building Stats



Property Status

Listed Grade 2

Current Use

Restaurant, exhibition and shop

1993-1994 Restoration and Conversion
Capital Cost: £2.6M
Architect: Portsmouth City Council Design Services
Contractor: Heaton Waring Ltd

Supported by:

Supported by Regional Growth Fund