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Dockyard Apprentice

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Dockyard Apprentice

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The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds: Old Portsmouth Treasure Hunt Adventure

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Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into the world's largest escape room with this self-guided treasure hunt adventure!<br><br>Solve a range of cryptic clues including word games, maths puzzles, and hidden objects, as you unravel the historic mystery and discover the identity of the infamous diamond thief!<br><br>'The perfect blend of Portsmouth, puzzles, and history!'<br><br>On Horatio Nelson's last day on dry land before joining his ship to fight in the Battle of Trafalgar, he stored a valuable diamond necklace in a chest in one of Portsmouth many taverns for safekeeping. That night, the tavern was broken into and the necklace was stolen. You must solve the clues, eliminate suspects, and return to the scene of the crime to get to the bottom of this historic mystery. This treasure hunt is the best way to see the key historic sights of the city, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up true local stories of its most notorious characters and places.
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CoventryCrusader wrote a review Nov 2020
Coventry660 contributions240 helpful votes
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 collection of tools. After visiting this place I realized that every vessel built here (and there were plenty of them, including dozens of famous ones) was a "special story" for so many people who worked here. It was only a "side dish" for the main attractions I visited during the two days spent at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and I visited it at the very end but I am so glad I did. Without a visit to the Dockyard Apprentice, the whole PHD experience would have been incomplete.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sam3314 wrote a review Mar 2020
Derby, United Kingdom1,452 contributions358 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TheStitcher wrote a review Feb 2020
Manningtree, United Kingdom37 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ann N wrote a review Nov 2019
Telford, United Kingdom144 contributions24 helpful votes
very good although it was not made clear what the Apprenticeships were when walking round, could have done with more info about machines too
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Date of experience: November 2019
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RachelCZ wrote a review Oct 2019
Castleford, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
Interesting museum, nicely set out. Great to see personal items from the people of the time. I would never have made a shipyard's apprentice though, not with my inability to tie knots.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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