29th Scouts visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016

The 29th Scouts took part in a Local Knowledge Workshop run by the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. During the workshop, the Scouts learnt about how the dockyard and Royal Navy has changed over the past 100 – 200 years using archive sources such as photos, as well as dressing up in different uniforms that were worn at that time.

A guided walking tour took place where they were allowed to go behind the scenes and access places that are not open to the general public. This included visiting the attics where 100’s of objects not normally on display are kept. They also got to see the marks and graffiti left behind by the dockyard workers and shipwrights from the Georgian store.

During the day, they also had a tour through HMS – Hear My Story Galleries and learnt about Warfare via touch screen, as well as learning about modern day life on board a Navy ship. Along with the extra tours around Highbury College and learning about how pulley systems and ratios work, to viewing both HMS Warrior and Victory, a good day was had by all.

Our thanks goes to Daniel and his team for organising the workshop for us.

Russell Andrews
29th Scout Leader