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HMS Warrior has a watertight future thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund

02 April 2014

HMS Warrior has a watertight future thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund

Warrior Preservation Trust Limited has received initial support of £89,000 from The Heritage Lottery Fund for its £3.6m project 'Revealing the Secrets of Shipwrights and Sailors' it was announced today.

HMS Warrior 1860 is one of the most influential warships ever built and one of the major attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The project aims to carry out essential conservation work to replace the bulwarks and water bar on both sides of the upper deck. This complex and skilled work will be undertaken in sections over two years and will safeguard both the ship and ongoing public access.

At the same time the project aims to digitise the archival collections and enhance the visitor experience with exciting new interpretation. The funding also provides a great opportunity to create valuable new learning resources with a wide reaching programme of learning opportunities including outreach, community and volunteer projects, training and skills development.

Development funding of £89,000 has been awarded to help the Warrior Preservation Trust progress its plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.