Would you like to join our wonderful team of volunteers?

Do you love Portsmouth, Wooden boats and our Naval Heritage?   

Could you tell visitors the story of Boathouse 4?

Boathouse 4 has been restored and is open as a FREE attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team

Our volunteers get involved in;

  • The conservation and restoration of small boats from the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust's collection that come to us for repair or restoration.  Projects include the restoration of the Armed Steam Cutter 26 built in 1910 and Foxtrot 8 a 1959 landing craft used in the Falklands Conflict  and Building a Coastal Motor Boat 4 - Motor Torpedo Boat from scratch all of which are projects funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds
  • Leading a daily tour of our workshop floor telling visitors about the work underway.    
  • Research projects on the boats in our care, including creating interpretation for our visitors.
  • Telling our visitors about the significance and history of small boats in the Royal Navy and building boats in Boathouses 4,5,6 & 7.
  • Demonstrate aspects of woodworking/boatbuilding or ropemaking to visitors – Training can be provided.
  • Welcoming and interacting with our visitors.
  • Crew our fleet of second World War era boats.

For an application form or more information please email: bh4@pnbpt.com or call 023 9289 3331

Boathouse 4
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Victory Gate
HM Naval Base

General Enquiries T: 023 9289 3328                               E: bh4admin@pnbpt.com  

Restaurant and Venue Hire T: 023 9282 6077     E: boathouse4@baxterstorey.com




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