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HMS Victory, Portsmouth

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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. Make HMS Victory part of your personalized Portsmouth itinerary using our Portsmouth itinerary builder.
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  • August 21, 2017
    The whole historic dockyard is full of interesting naval history but I personally liked HMS Victory the most - walk back in time complete with excellent audio explanations and artefacts from naval his...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    the repairs are well underway and the Victory is as impressive as ever. The new light gold seems a little strange at first sight, but we'll get used to it.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    It is the boat that helped to put battery to Napoleon! Of course, the English kept him. Good! (Not the battery to Napo, the fact that it has been preserved!). Huge tour of all the bridges. One sinks slowly in the boat. Confined atmosphere, details of life and trades on such a boat, all there is. Attention must be documented to enjoy all there is to see. Otherwise, the look will be superficial. Gag: tap the guns, most are plastic reproductions. Remember to lower the head! Audio guide in English only. GRRRR!
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  • As a lover of naval history I have wanted to come here and see in HMS Victory my entire life. It did NOT disappoint!! The ship is preserved beautifully! It is an absolute marvel to behold!! The audio guide is excellent!! Walking you thought each step of the battle of Trafalgar. Even my wife who unusually doesn't enjoy audio guides listen the the einter thing. The ready of museum is magnificent as well! Tons of fascinating things to learn and plenty for everyone young and old to enjoy! The "action station" exhibit was especially fun for kids. Thai museum is a most see for anyone even remotely interested in naval history!
  • If you visit the UK you have to see this! Beautiful ship and loads of other things to do for £35. You need 2 days to see everything and the ticket lasts for a year.
  • Great historic ship. very few text displays make the audio guide an essential part of the visit. i think they've made it less grusome than i remember from my childhood.
  • I hadn't been since I was a kid. Glad to see it's hardly changed in 50 years.
  • Very interesting visit, enhanced by having an audio guide with evocative narrative and sound effects describing the Battle of Trafalgar.

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