HMS Warrior - from the Surveyors Perspective Short course


The expert skills needed to look after heritage property are similar to those needed to maintain historic ships, such as HMS Warrior – and on this short course, you'll investigate the complex issues surrounding the conservation of materials, and procurement challenges.

You'll also explore structural issues, and put them into the context of a forward maintenance plan that need detailed valuations.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Start and end dates: TBC 
  • Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 


  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multi-rate (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 a long association with the University of Portsmouth, where he studied both Quantity Surveying and Maritime Conservation.

Since then, he has developed a career in the care of historic ships. After starting on HMS Warrior, he moved 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. 

How to book

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