The Engine House: Powers Boatshed

The Engine House: Powers Boatshed

Guided Tour

The Engine House, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

The Engine House, which dates from 1862, was a fine example of a hydraulic-powered facility. See inside this tastefully restored building, now a snug private home but also headquarters to ‘Boatshed’, the worlds largest boat brokerage!

In it’s heyday, this building supplied all the power for the Royal Clarence Yard facility, which was the power house of the entire British Navy. Grain arrived by boat, was milled by steam power, mixed by steam power, all created by the engine house, and then baked into the famous ships biscuits or hard tack that fed thousands of sailors. Millions of the famous ships biscuits were baked here.

‘Boatshed’ now houses its cutting-edge technology in this monument to the 19th century industrial revolution.

Duration approx: 45 mins


  • Friday 13 September: 1100
  • Saturday 14 September: 1100
  • Sunday 15 September: 1100



Book on line

Booking opens on 24 August at 0930


Sorry, no wheelchair/buggy access. However, people with visual impairment greatly enjoyed the test tour. Parking (4 hrs) is available close by in North Meadow. Please check you are in correct parking area or a fine might be applied.




Please ask your Guide before talking any internal photographs.





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