Interesting attraction, where they built great wooden warships of the line, some of which featured in Nelson's navy at Trafalgar in 1805.
Today you can see the two neat rows of cottages which used to house the master shipbuilder and the various shipwrights and workers, together with a chapel. Some of these cottages are privately owned and occupied, but some are open and interestingly restored to give you a good impression of how people lived in the 18th and 19th century. The chapel is rather lovely.
There's also a museum and set of displays which although a little disorganised (I'd have rather started with the history, and an overview, but you're sort of plunged into details of shipbuilding) actually tells you everything you need to know with some interesting models too. I went with my two children aged 16 and 10 and they found it pretty interesting.
Down by the Solent you can still see the two slipways that once held enormous wooden warships - but there's not much else so this is where your imagination comes into play!
I doubt this would keep a family occupied for much more than half a day, but we enjoyed our visit.
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