Go hands-on with traditional boat-building techniques at Boathouse 4

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Climb the rigging or discover traditional ship-building techniques at Boathouse 4.

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Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to Portsmouth's newest free museum and heritage attraction, Boathouse 4. Housed within the historic boat-building structure of the same name, this new experience is a must-see for anyone that wants to get hands-on with history.

Boathouse 4 is an all-new experience showcasing the traditional techniques and skills that it takes to build and conserve historic boats and vessels.

This new attraction is home to hands-on children's activities and a brand-new exhibition ,“The Forgotten Craft” conveys the true stories of the smaller boats that played such a large part in the Royal Navy's history.

Daredevils looking for an exhilarating challenge should try out their exciting new indoor mast climbing experience. Discover what life was like up on the riggings.
 

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