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Boathouse 4 is a new free attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, combining an exciting interactive exhibition, traditional boatbuilding training and a brasserie overlooking the harbour under one roof.

Boathouse 4 is home to the UK’s largest collection of small Royal Naval craft. Discover the heroic stories of their crews at the sharp end of naval operations, be adventurous and climb the mast rigging, and see traditional boat building skills in action. 

The International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth and Solent Marine Academy are training a new generation of students in the techniques of traditional boatbuilding, passing on skills vital to the ongoing preservation of Britain’s historic vessels.

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