Dare you take part in first public ghost walk?

Spooky activity in Portsmouth Dockyard
Spooky activity in Portsmouth Dockyard
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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JUST how brave are you? Would you dare to walk through one of the spookiest homes of Britain’s naval history?

The first ever public paranormal investigation of Store House No.11 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy takes place tomorrow.

The magnificent Georgian building that dominates Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is older than HMS Victory – which it stands besides – and is said to offer a great deal of spooky activity.

The event is being run by Dark Encounters, which will document the paranormal activity from previous occupants and visitors.

In the past, noises and activity have been reported on the old staircases and kinetic activity is supposed to occur in the upper rooms.

Graham Dobbin, Chief Operating Officer of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, explains: ‘Part of the reason to do this is to open up the museum to people who may not ordinarily choose to visit – it is also really good to be able to use the buildings out of hours when they take on a totally different atmosphere.’

Places are very limited and cost £45 per person for this event which runs from 8pm tomorrow until 2am on Sunday. See darkencounters.co.uk for more information.