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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. Plan your visit to HMS Warrior 1860 and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Portsmouth itinerary maker.
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  • Our second visit and the warrior was top of agenda a magnificent vessel that was the best in is time an iron ship and king of the seas . Unlike Victory no audio tour and non offered , half the ship un...  more »
  • Well displayed exhibits and informative guides on hand on each deck made this a fascinating visit. All parts of the ship are open to investigation to give a full picture of a sailor's life.  more »
  • Absolutely amazing ship great peace of history great story and great guides to help you easy access spent 1 hour there could have stayed longer  more »
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  • A beautifully preserved and restored and thoroughly unique ship. The museum allows access to an impressive number of major parts of the ship, and provides a fascinating insight to life onboard the ship and the technological breakthroughs Warrior achieved. The staff were excellent, friendly and approachable, and gave the impression that they really did have a passion for the Warrior and her history. Most certainly worth a visit, along with all of the Historic Dockyard!
  • Underrated part of the historic dockyards; everyone goes for the Victory but for my money the Warrior is more impressive. It's bigger and more fun to explore. The guides on board were very knowledgeable and more than willing to answer questions. Only problem as usual is the price - though the tickets do last a year.
  • Warrior doesn't have quite the historical significance of Victory, but, being that much more recent a vessel, the impact of walking around her seems that bit more immediate. She has been lovingly restored (especially given her history) and is a fascinating visit for (older) children and adults alike. We have been several times over the years, and enjoyed every visit.
  • The first time we saw the Warrior was in 2000. Being an American Civil War Re-enactor I was impressed with the originality of the ship. My wife fell in love with this ship and we attended the Victorian Christmas Dinner in 2015. Not enough can be said about this event. It was worth every penny and more. My wife went in a Victorian Dress from that period and I wore my American Cavalry Uniform from the same period. (see photo) We will definitely be attending this years Christmas dinner. The whole of the ship is yours to discover so do not hesitate in viewing this great ship. You will not be disappointed.
  • Wonderful. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Exciting to be allowed to explore such an important ship at your leisure, and not be kept to a path.