Children and HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre, Victory Gate
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LJ

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* 10am to 5:30pm April – October and 10am to 4.30pm November – March
Last entry 4pm (April – October) and 3pm (November – March)
The Dockyard is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Nearest major road is M27. Onto M275 and follow brown signs to Historic Dockyard.

Public Transport Directions

By coach, bus, rail and by ferry from Gosport or Fastcat from the Isle of Wight. Portsmouth Harbour station the Hard interchange are 200 metres from the main entrance.

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Events

Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Jubilee Make and Take at Portsmouth Historic DockyardJubilee Make and Take at Portsmouth Historic DockyardCreate a special Jubilee-inspired keepsake to take home with you. This activity is suitable for families with children aged 5- 11 years. Free with a valid ticket.
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Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Children taking in a painting of Nelson at Portsmouth Historic DockyardMedal Mania Trail at Portsmouth Historic DockyardCelebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a trail across the Gosport museums and galleries at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Ship – Ship Hooray at the Space at Portsmouth Historic DockyardShip – Ship Hooray at the Space at Portsmouth Historic DockyardFor children under 5, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have creative play resources in the Victory gallery centred around the Jubilee. The gallery itself also features a shot-damaged section of the original Victory mast from the Battle of Trafalgar, lent to us by Her Majesty The Queen.
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Saturday, 20th August 2022 - Sunday, 21st August 2022

Saturday, 27th August 2022 - Sunday, 28th August 2022

Saturday, 3rd September 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Billy, the Sailor King at Portsmouth Historic DockyardBilly, the Sailor King at Portsmouth Historic DockyardJoin Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's storyteller and listen as they share tales of Billy, the Sailor King – Britain's only monarch who served in the Royal Navy.
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Saturday, 20th August 2022 - Sunday, 21st August 2022

Saturday, 27th August 2022 - Sunday, 28th August 2022

Saturday, 3rd September 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Corgis Aboard! at Royal Navy Submarine MuseumCorgis Aboard! at Royal Navy Submarine MuseumJoin a storytelling special on the Royal Yacht featuring a rather mischievous corgi! Storytelling is a fun way to discover more about Royal Navy Submarine Museum's amazing collections, objects and people. All ages are welcome. Free with a valid ticket.
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Monday, 22nd August 2022 - Monday, 22nd August 2022

Henry VIII at the Mary Rose Museum for Monarchy MondaysMonarchy Mondays at The Mary Rose MuseumSee England's most infamous monarch as he pays the Mary Rose museum a visit this summer!
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Tuesday, 23rd August 2022 - Friday, 26th August 2022

Colourful Calligraphy at The Mary Rose MuseumColourful Calligraphy at The Mary Rose MuseumGet creative with a Tudor-style Quill and Ink! Only rich officers on board the Mary Rose could read and write. Join this summer for The Mary Rose Museum's colourful calligraphy activity and make your own bookmark. You will be the envy of your crew!
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Sunday, 28th August 2022 - Sunday, 28th August 2022

Monday, 26th September 2022 - Monday, 26th September 2022

Relaxed Opening Morning at The Mary RoseRelaxed Opening Morning at The Mary RoseEvery month The Mary Rose hold Relaxed Opening or Lights Up mornings, where from 10am-12 noon the lights in the museum will be at a higher level, and sound effects will be turned down. As always the wonderful team of volunteers and staff will be on hand to guide you through the experience.
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Monday, 29th August 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

Awesome Archery at The Mary Rose MuseumAwesome Archery at The Mary Rose MuseumHit the target this summer! Being an archer on the Mary Rose required a lot of practice and strength. Tudors would learn archery from the age of 7! Come to the Mary Rose museum this summer and test your skills at our 'Have A Go' archery event!
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Guide Prices

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Ultimate Explorer - Adult £39.00 per ticket
Ultimate Explorer - Child £29.00 per ticket
Ultimate Explorer - Concession £38.00 per ticket
Ultimate Explorer - Family (1+3) £95.00 per ticket
Ultimate Explorer - Family (2+3) £120.00 per ticket


Group Prices
Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
One Attraction Ticket - Advanced Group Adult £18.00 │ Advanced Group Child £14.00 │ Advanced Group Concession £17.00
Three Attraction Explorer Ticket - Advanced Group Adult £29.00 │ Advanced Group Child £21.00 │ Advanced Group Concession £28.00
Ultimate Explorer Ticket - Advanced Group Adult £33.00 │ Advanced Group Child £25.00 │ Advanced Group Concession £32.00


Ultimate Explorer Tickets allow for unlimited visits to all attractions, for a whole year, and include a Harbour Tour.

Single Attraction Tickets are also available, please see the website for details.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift - in some attractions
  • Disabled Parking - Dedicated spaces in car park
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop systems in some of the attractions - please call for details.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Most exhibits are hands-on. If pre-arranged, a guide can help.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Catering

  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Restaurant, coffee shop, cafe, various outlets up to 450 capacity.
  • Picnic Site
  • Undercover picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome - Pre-booking required
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round - except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros
  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Prebooking advisable.
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15 (to achieve group rates)
  • Special group rates - All inclusive tickets Adult: £17.20 Senior: £14.70 Child: £12.70
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals - site tours

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Recent Reviews:

  • Stuart H
    Dunchurch, United Kingdom
    Unmissable
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 2nd August 2022
    A great place to visit and where you could spend much of a day. Tickets are generally cheaper if purchased in advance. Read full review
  • 126sharonc
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A busy day exploring
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th August 2022
    Lots to see and lots to admire. We had the pricey full ticket so we could explore everything. However, the area may be better explored over two days. Cramming the whole historic dockyard into one day... Read full review
  • steve-norf
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Looks expensive but is actually great value for money.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th August 2022
    We ended up spending most of three days here seeing all the different aspects with our ultimate explorer ticket ( if you live close enough you can return free as much as you like for a year on the... Read full review

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