Dockyard Apprentice

The Dockyard Apprentice

During the 18th and 19th centuries Portsmouth Royal Dockyard was the greatest industrial complex in the world, employing over 25,000 workers. The Dockyard Apprentice tells the story of Dockyard life in 1911, when the great Dreadnought battleships were being constructed.

The exhibition invites the visitor to become an apprentice for the day, clocking in at the Victory Gate and learning all about the crafts and skills which once made Portsmouth Dockyard the greatest shipbuilding centre in the world.

  • Walk through the 'Dockyard Wall' and become an apprentice for the day.
  • Experience the sounds, smells and ambience of the old dockyard and learn about the crafts and skills which once made Portsmouth Dockyard the greatest shipbuilding centre in the world.

From April 2014 our great value All Attraction tickets give entry to all of the attractions for 1 entire year...

  • The NEW Mary Rose Museum
  • HMS Victory
  • HMS Warrior 1860
  • NEW HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, plus the Royal Marines Museum and Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower*
  • National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth including NEW Hear My Story Gallery and NEW Racing To War Exhibition
  • Action Stations
  • Harbour Tours

* Included in All Attraction tickets purchased after 4th April 2014.

Group visits

If you would like to visit with a group of 15 or more people please call 023 9283 9766 for more information. Up to 25% discount is available and you can book your time slots in advance.

Education visits

We offer a range of education visits for groups at all levels from Foundation Stage through to Post 16. We provide experiences that can't be created in a classroom and bring learning to life.

Venue hire

Our world famous historical attractions are available for hire for your event. Each of our venues can be booked individually or mixed and matched. Call 023 9289 3317 for more details.