HMS Victory: Surveying, Procurement and Restoration (am) Short course

Please note that this event has been postponed and will NOT take place on the advertised date.

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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


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration:
  • Start and end dates:
  • Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard PO1 3LJ


  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

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. 

Multi-discount courses

The following courses are eligible for the multirate discount when you book three or more courses at the same time:

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