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Posted on Tuesday 14th August

From 1-5 September, visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be able to explore behind the scenes and take guided walks into areas not normally accessible to the public and learn all about the fascinating 800 year history of the dockyard, as part of the ‘Behind the Scenes at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’ event being held in place of the annual Heritage Open Days event which will take place elsewhere in the city later in the month.

Attractions include the chance to go beneath HMS Victory and view her keel, and the historic boats hidden within Boathouse 4, discover the world’s first steam-powered factory, trace the footsteps of Nelson around the dockyard and Naval Base and find out all about the first Captain of HMS Warrior.

All tours must be booked in advance and numbers are very limited. Contact 023 9283 9766 and press option 3 or email groups@historicdockyard.co.uk for information or to reserve a place.

Further Reading

HMS Victory

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HMS Victory

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by Jonathan Eastland

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.

As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts - ship modellers,… Read more...


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