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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. Arrange your visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and discover more family-friendly attractions in Portsmouth using our Portsmouth vacation builder.
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  • You really need a few days there as when we went the Mary Rose museum was open and that takes a while to go around as well as all the other things to see and do but get Tesco tickets as it is then che...  more »
  • I absolutely love Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There is so much to see and do. One day is not enough and an annual season ticket is highly recommended. . There is something for everyone  more »
  • Been there before many years ago so decided to go back. The views are brilliant and worth the time to go up in the lift to three observation floors.  more »
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  • Lots to set and do. 3 old, famous boats to look around: HMS Victory, Warrior and the new attraction the Mary Rose on her new building, also visit a submarine and have a tour round the dock yard by boat. Get your ticket from the Buy a gift website, great value for money and ticket valid for a year. To much to do for one day. You need to go back again.
  • I do like spending time here. There are loads of things to see and do all included in the main price. If you're not local then this can be expensive but anyone nearby can take advantage of unlimited entry for a year. This includes all of the ships, harbour tours and activities in action stations. Some highlights: -The new Mary Rose exhibition is fantastic, you can really see the ship and learn so much about it. -HMS Warrior is a formidable ship and the restoration work they've done thus far is excellent. -HMS Victory is also a magnificent vessel. They're restoring this too so it keeps getting better. -The harbour tour allows you to see everything around the harbour including all of the active service ships and submarines that are docked. We've been back several times since buying our tickets and will probably go back again soon.
  • It is a great place. As well as the Victory, Warrior and Mary Rose their are other great attractions such as Action Stations. My highlight is the H.M.S. victory and I was slightly disappointed with Mary Rose because all it is is some old planks of wood.
  • I can't count how many times I have been here. Usually when you get a year pass for a museum it is actually good for one, maybe two visits. I just keep going back with different people who want to go because of my enthusiasm about this place. It really is fascinating, the wealth of historical knowledge to be gained here. I highly recommend Warrior and M33, as well as of course the Mary Rose museum.
  • I'm a historical geek. But Portsmouths historical dockyards is absolutely amazing. A great place for children to learn about our history. I have an annual pass for a whole year and I'm always down there to enjoy the sights and the beautiful little shops jam packed with some cool things.