Boathouse No. 6, Portsmouth Naval Base

Boathouse No. 6, Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ View on map

Large Victorian naval boathouse constructed 1845. Designed by Captain James Beatson of the Royal Engineers, it is one of the first examples of a brick building constructed around a metal frame. Its massive cast iron beams are inscribed with their load-bearing capacity. Now houses 'Action Stations', an interactive Royal Navy attraction in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


Opening Arrangements

Summer (April-October): 10am-5.30pm. Winter (November-March): 10am-5pm.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £18.00
  • Child: £13.00 (5-16 years)
  • Other Charges: £37.60 (family), £17.00 (senior). All prices include admission to other attractions in the Historic Dockyard.


M275 into Portsmouth. Follow brown signs to Historic Waterfront and then brown signs to Historic Dockyard. Rail: Portsmouth Harbour. Bus: routes from City Centre.

Parking Spaces


Paid parking 500 metres from the site. Includes 9 disabled parking bays.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes