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HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth

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Discover what life was like for a Victorian sailor aboard HMS Warrior 1860. One of the first armor-plated, iron-hulled warships, it was built from 1859-1861 and today serves as a maritime museum. Aboard the restored ship, sit at the mess-deck table, participate in a gun drill, and freely pick up artifacts to inspect them more closely. Explore four decks of displays, and ask crew members and other staff any questions you have. The venue offers rotating activities and demonstrations, so check the schedule before you visit. You can also purchase your tickets online before visiting. Using our custom trip planner, Portsmouth attractions like HMS Warrior 1860 can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Never heard of this vessel before but, after hearing her story, it soon became clear the influence her size and design had on generations of ships that came after. Very interesting visit.  more »
  • Much more interesting than I had imagined it would be. In some ways overshadowed by the more famous neighbours, this vessel is very interesting and extremely well presented. As a formidable ship that ...  more »
  • Was not intending to visit Warrior as it was a cold and windy Saturday but was on our way out of the Dockyard so popped into avoid the weather. We asked for a guided tour although they are not general...  more »
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  • Loved every second of it. A very interims ship because it's a cross between a sail ship and a more modern battle ship. Being the first metal ship in the world it's a unique snap shot from a time of transition.
  • Really enjoyed visiting the warrior. Well restored and upkeep. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Worth a visit, not my favourite in the historic dockyard but still really enjoyable look in to history
  • Very impressive. Bristling with fire power. Fabulous display of naval might. A lot of restoration work is under way. Great to see it fully restored.
  • HMS Warrior is an impressive vessel and well worth the visit. Just the size of it took us by surprise and it gets even better as you go below decks to see the gun deck and where the sailors lived and worked. Exploring does involve a lot of climbing up and down steep steps, but it really is worth it.
  • This was a fascinating tour. You really understood the lives of the sailors who served. Thank you.
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