History comes alive at Dockyard Apprentice, an exhibit narrating the story of dockyard life during the early 20th century. Visitors have a chance to become apprentices for a day, experiencing the smells, sounds, and atmosphere of the old dockyard, as well as learning all about the old skills and crafts that once made this a major shipbuilding center. Go to the website to take a preview of the exhibit and download the useful Layout Guide. Add Dockyard Apprentice to your Portsmouth travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Portsmouth journey planning site.
Dockyard Apprentice reviews
Very interesting, informative and animated (films + more than a dozen mannequins in original clothes) story of apprenticeship in Portsmouth dockyard. Plenty of written information and nice... more »
Visited as part of the Historic Dockyard. This exhibition is all about the shore bound activities of the dockyard. Shows the tools and skills required for boatbuilding through the ages. more »
A good illustration of many of the trades that were found in this historic dockyard, and how hard it was to train and then work in their preferred skill. more »
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