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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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  • the ship was closed to the public because of maintenance works going on, but it still looked beautiful.  more »
  • This isn't the major attraction of the site. Even if it's the biggest of ships which is kept there. Otherwise, you can find the most interesting details of life in the Navy at 19 ° s.
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  • My late grandfather did his naval training at the start of World War I on HMS Warrior, when it was known as HMS Vernon III, so this ship has always been very personal to me every time I have been on i...  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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From top-quality luxury brands to boutique hotels and cozy B&Bs, lodging in Portsmouth is available to suit most travelers' needs and tastes.  To have easy access to the city major routes and main attractions, consider booking your rooms near Portsmouth's historical naval dockyard. Hotels in this area offer stylish rooms, excellent food, ample parking, and a wide range of recreational facilities, including spas, pools, and fitness centers. A range of trendy shops and restaurants are within walking distance, as are the ferry terminals to France and the Channel Islands.
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