Storehouse 11

The first of three large Georgian storehouses to be built during the Dockyard expansion from 1760 and previously known as Present Use Store. 

Storehouse 11 served as a template for the two later storehouses, Nos 9 and 10, although the internal fittings in No 11 were of a higher quality.

From 1988-1991 complete external refurbishment, including a new lead and slate roof and dormer windows, was carried out with the help of a grant from English Heritage. A year later in 1992 the first floor was converted to house the Royal Naval Museum’s library, retaining an understanding of the original purpose of the building whilst creating a modern functional use for it.

In 1997-1998, in partnership with the Royal Naval Museum, the Trust undertook further refurbishment and conversion works to No 11 Storehouse to provide additional gallery space on the ground floor which enabled the Victory Gallery to concentrate on telling the story of the Nelsonian Navy. The upper floors were converted to provide new offices for museum staff. The Trust contributed financially towards the structural repairs and worked with the Museum and its project architects and surveyors to ensure a sympathetic approach to the conversion.

Building Stats


1763 by Templar & Parlby

Property Status

Listed Grade 1

Current Use

Royal Naval Museum galleries, offices and library

1988-1992 Capital Works

Cost: £431,000

Architect: Portsmouth City Council Department of Architecture & Civic Offices

Surveyor: Watts & Partners

Contractors: Waltham Contracts Ltd (refurbishment), T Coleborn & Son  (conversion)

1997-1998 Capital Works

Cost: £4.9M

Architect: Hedley Greentree Partnership 

Contractor: Kier

Supported by:

Supported by Regional Growth Fund