Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth

4.7
Experience 800 years of naval history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is surrounded by working docks and several historic buildings. At this location there’s plenty to keep everyone in the family entertained, with regular special events, educational activities, talks, and exhibits. Go aboard historic HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and HMS M33. You can also visit the raised wreck of a sailing ship from the time of the Tudors, accessible from the Mary Rose Museum building. Stop by the site’s informative Action Stations center, containing interactive demonstrations of various aspects of naval science. With the number of simultaneous visitors to each exhibit limited, it’s best to book your tickets online to skip long lines and avoid disappointment. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Portsmouth holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There are so many things to see here you need to go once to realise what you need to go back and look at in more detail. On tip is though if you go in winter check what is on as some of the activities...  more »
  • Had a great day at the docks bought tickets for half price on the internet . A great value for money day excursion including two return boat rides where you can see old fighting ships s submarine and ...  more »
  • Went there on a day off with my wife and my 7 year old son. My son loved it more than anyone. Great place to visit if you come to Portsmouth!  more »
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  • The Historic Dockyard is a fantastic place to visit. Walking up towards it with HMS Warrior on your left adds to the atmosphere as you get to the entrance. The staff are helpful and friendly. If the coastal wind starts to chill you, call into the Costa and get a hot drink whilst looking over the imposing figure of HMS Warrior. Make sure you take some change for the parking machines though, some accept card but most don't. Not the Dockyards fault so still 5* from me
  • Great museum. Lots for kids to do. Adults to look at. There is climbing, boats, the Mary rose, battleships old and new. Play at being a marine. Run an assault course. Great place and the repeat visit entrance means you can have a whole year to visit everything. Well worth the entrance fee. Simply amazing place.
  • I love this place. Everything about English naval glory and less glorious part. An real eye opener, bring to life what would have been the Mary Rose. You can visit the amazing HMS Victory has been kept in pristine state ( the Admiral Nelson was on board of the HMS Victory leading 27 ships, and defeated 33 French and Spanish ships under Admiral Villeneuve at the Battle of Trafalgar). So many things to explore and learn from. Great for kids and adults!
  • Excellent multi-visit historic site. So much to see and excellent value if you get the annual pass. Loved the Halloween night tour of HMS Warrior. Whatever the weather always worth a visit
  • Very interesting and so much to see and do - a day doesn't do it justice. Have made several visits over the last few years and it constantly changes and Improves. And great for the kids.
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