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“Fantastic Display”

Dockyard Apprentice
Ranked #33 of 119 things to do in Portsmouth
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Aussie londoner
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic Display”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We really enjoyed this exhibit and the kids found it fascinating. It's long enough to be worthwhile yet short enough to keep the young children interested. It has great information about living onboard the ships and at varying periods of time. My 2 (aged 6 and 3) especially enjoyed the ships on display.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Lancing, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Insight into the past at the Dockyard”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Small displays of various trades carried out in the Dockyard showing how very hard these men had to work. Although it isn't large it is well worth spending time and reading about what skills were involved in ship-building.
Will visit again.

Visited April 2013
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Warwickshire, England
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284 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Easily missed”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This small exhibition is easily missed but worth a visit. We spent quite a while with our children learning about the apprentices in the dockyard and how the various skills were learned. There were some hands-on exhibits like lifting weights and tying knots which my children enjoyed. Best of all - it's free!

A great little exhibit, spent ages walking around it and its free! It certainly shows how the dockyard has changed.

Visited April 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Fascinating displays of all the trades past and present, spent so long in here that we didnt see enough of Action Stations as we were late getting in.

Visited March 2013
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

A great little exhibit, spent ages walking around it and its free! It certainly shows how the dockyard has changed.

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