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HMS Victory, Portsmouth

4.6
#3 of 19 in Museums in Portsmouth
Relive life on HMS Victory, the world's oldest commissioned warship. Take a tour through the decks, galley, and the admiral's living quarters. Learn about the sleeping and eating conditions of the crewmembers on a ship that saw action during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War, and the Napoleonic Wars. See eight of the original guns used during the Battle of Trafalgar and the site where Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson fell. Book your tour timeslot ahead of time to avoid waiting around. Add HMS Victory to your Portsmouth travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Portsmouth online tour planner .
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  • If you are interested in history, you will love looking over this ship. Very low beams so watch your head. Amazing to see how the sailors lived and Nelsons cabin. Have been several times and never get...  more »
  • Even with masts removed (weight problem out of water), still a terrific experience.Certainly not to be missed.  more »
  • The most famous ship in navel history, fully restored and more restoration works being done. If you are a history buff or a fan of Lord Nelson well worth the visit. The ship tour which is at your leis...  more »
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  • All things boats and ships. Great day out highly recommend. Best bits yet to come as well. I reckon to see it all a gentle 2 days. We needed a wheelchair but there was enough to see. A 3 attraction ticket would be a long day especially as a few of the boat sheds were free. 3 different cafes/restaurants as well. Well worth £30 plus booking fee especially if you take a few days to look round. The Mary Rose museum is separate these days.
  • An enjoyable hour spent wandering around - of the original ship 11 canons, some of the floorboards on the lower deck and the timbers which form the hull remain. Everything else is a replica of what they think the original looked like, definitely worth a visit if only to see the original timbers which form the hull.
  • Great maritime complex with Victory as one of its centre attractions. Free entry to the complex means you can wander around without the pressure of buying tickets you don't need. Always worth a visit when in the area.
  • Had privilege to be hosted on board for a Burns night supper. Crew were amazing and could not do enough for you and food amazing. It's a honour to think I was standing in in a place where once such great naval hero's stood.
  • Fascinating ship, fully equipped, informative staff. Would be better with a few information boards or a leaflet explaining things. They sell guide books for £5 but you would expect some information even without it.
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