Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference

February 2022

Dockyards as nodes of naval architecture, maritime traditions and cultural heritage

 National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth 9-11 June 2022


Keynote speakers Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA, Professor Andrew Lambert FKC & Dr Antony Firth MClfA

Yes! a ‘proper conference’ in the National Museum of the Royal Navy Action Stations Auditorium, Boathouse No.6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ

This THREE-day hybrid international conference* will present six speakers and a plenary session each day on these topics:

  1. Thursday 9 June 2022 Building a warship
  2. Friday 10 June 2022 Dockyards as heritage
  3. Saturday 11 June 2022 Dockyards as global hubs and regional centres of maritime culture

Thursday 9 June evening: Conference Reception HMS Victory: vegetarian, meat & fish canapés, prosecco & wine included

Friday 10 June evening: Conference Hot Fork Buffet in Princess Royal Gallery: 2 courses, sparkling wine, wine, tea & coffee

Conference fees include a buffet lunch and refreshment teas and coffees.
We have endeavoured to satisfy all individual requirements. See the booking form here
Any queries contact Dr Ann Coats

Optional specialist behind-the-scenes archive, ship, dockyard and harbour tours in the afternoons of 9 & 10 June 2022 will be advertised separately when finalised, such as the Admiralty Library Naval Historical Branch Reading Room – Georgian Dockyard Walking Tour – Boathouse 4 – Harbour Tour – HMS Warrior – HMS Victory – some free, others chargeable.

Discounted Accommodation has been arranged at two hotels which you need to book directly yourself. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Holiday Inn Express Gunwharf Quays PO1 3FD, +44 (0)333 320 9360

Mercer Collection Hotels 4 Malvern Rd, Southsea PO5 2NA 023 9200 9009

There is also a list of smaller hotels available here
and Three more hotels here

* If the physical Conference has to be cancelled due to government Covid regulations or by the Museum, it will be run as an online Conference and the fee difference will be refunded.


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