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HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth

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4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is the first place to go to after you have been in the queue for over 70 minutes. Lots to see, ladders to climb and lots to explore. 
  • Tucked away from the other iconic ships at the Historic Dockyard it's well worth taking the time to have a look at Warrior. The ship itself is worth a visit but there are good views across the harbour...  read more »
  • In the days (1860) when Britannia really did rule the waves, and HMS Warrior was terrorising enemies on the high seas, Charles Dickens described her as "A black vicious ugly customer as ever I saw", a...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Well worth a visit beautiful display of iron ship sail and steam. I always enjoy walking around it.
  • Amazing feat of construction from a bygone era. Definitely the highlight of our trip, given the work being done to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose
  • Insightful experience into the life onboard one of the Navy's ships, coupled with the nearby HMS Victory this makes a fantastic experience.
  • Have visited twice over a period of several years but the interest in this old ship never waned. So full of history and thing sto see and learn about, it makes a brilliant visit. Contrast with Victory is real but some things are exactly the same - sailors sleeping in hammocks and so on. Totally worth a visit or two!
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