HMS Victory Short course


This course offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex conservation requirements and procurement challenges faced when maintaining heritage property, such as an 18th century warship.

You'll consider structural issues that will then be put into the context of a forward maintenance plan that involves the need for detailed valuations. The skills required to maintain HMS Victory are similar to those needed to maintain heritage property.

Course details


  • Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Duration:

Date and time

  • Wednesday 29 June 2022
  • 1.15pm-4.15pm


  • £144

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • structural issues
  • conservation of materials
  • labour skill requirement
  • maintenance planning
  • procurement within the heritage and conservation sector
  • quantity surveying


You'll be taught by Andrew Baines who has had a long association with the University of Portsmouth, where he studied both Quantity Surveying and Maritime Conservation. Since then Andrew has developed a career in the care of historic ships. Starting on HMS Warrior and moving to HMS Victory as curator. He is now Deputy Director of Heritage for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, responsible for the world’s largest collection of Historic Ships.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

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