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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth

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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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  • Lots to see and do. We opted for the free entry to the dockyard to wander around. There's things for kids to try like rowing which monitors your speed. Also paid activities like rock climbing... 
    Lots to see and do. We opted for the free entry to the dockyard to wander around. There's things for kids to try like rowing which monitors your speed. Also paid activities like rock climbing...  more »
  • The HMS Victory is a must see if you are around. In addition there are other exhibitions as well, but they fade after the HMS Victoty visit a little bit. 4 out of 5 points due to two reasons. 1. I... 
    The HMS Victory is a must see if you are around. In addition there are other exhibitions as well, but they fade after the HMS Victoty visit a little bit. 4 out of 5 points due to two reasons. 1. I...  more »
  • this attraction is so well done. Everything laid out well. So clean and great exhibits. So surreal seeing the Mary Rose, The Victory and the Warrior in one place. Well worth the trip. 
    this attraction is so well done. Everything laid out well. So clean and great exhibits. So surreal seeing the Mary Rose, The Victory and the Warrior in one place. Well worth the trip.  more »
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  • Absolutely loved it. We gained admission on a free entry ticket and quickly found that there is still plenty to see for free here, boathouse 7 and boathouse 4 in particular were fascinating. After three hours we were forced to retire due to aged legs but could easily have spent more time nosing around. We would love to come back another time and gladly pay to get into the premium exhibitions. Fabulous experience 👍👍👍👍👍
  • Well worth the visit as the tours of the Warrior, M33 and Victory are well done with costumed characters on the Warrior to talk to and guide you who are well versed in the history of the ship. Be aware that the Victory is currently undergoing a big restoration project and is shrouded in scaffolding but you can still go inside for a self guided audio tour. You need to allow 2 days to see everything so as not to rush anything. We spent a good part of the day in the Mary Rose, it was fantastic and very well laid out. We would visit again.
  • Great historic place to visit for all ages. There's plenty to see in a day. We went over two days as your ticket lasts a year and we feel that there's so much that we missed. It's definitely worth getting the ultimate ticket as it's great value for money. If you're a blue light card holder you get 30% off the price. We'll be back again soon to see the rest and revisit the Mary Rose exhibition.
  • So much to see and do. Lots of history. Pace yourself and plan your day. By the Ultimate ticket and use it as many times as you want, we used it over two days. It includes all the attractions also the harbour tour and waterbus to the submarine museum. Valid for a year so fantastic value.
  • AMAZING! so much to explore. So much to see! Def worth the money. You can choose between different types of tickets. The staff is super nice, helpful and know every little detail. It's really fun to learn all the information. Great for kids! Many different restaurants. Clean toilets. Parking available at the carpark nearby.

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