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Hearts of Oak

Join retired Master Shipwright, John North, as he relives his role as HMS VALIANT’S Carpenter and encourages his Grandson to follow in his footsteps.

walking cinema

Telling the story of a true dockyard worker, this immersive audio visual tour takes you through the Mould Loft – the exact building where the designs of Nelson’s VICTORY were made.

What will the young man do? Become a Shipwright like his Grandfather – or follow his instincts and join the Royal Navy to be like Nelson?

You are free to experience Hearts of Oak during your visit.


We have worked with AccessAble to create individual access guides to our galleries and spaces. These guides give you the detailed information you need to work out if a space is going to be accessible to you.

Hearts of Oak Access Guide

Parking, Entrance, Ticket Office & Shop Guide

Changing Places & Accessible Toilets Guide

Getting Around Guide