HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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

Tel: 023 9283 9766

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27, take the M275 and follow the brown and white signs to ‘Historic Dockyard’.

Park and Ride also available.

Public Transport Directions

Coach parking is available, please see our website for more details. Many local and regional bus services stop at the Hard Interchange at Portsmouth Harbour, less than 5 minutes walk from the Dockyard gates. Portsmouth Harbour train station also runs regular services from/to London, Brighton, Southampton, and Bristol.

Events

Thursday, 28th March 2024 - Thursday, 31st October 2024

Falklands landing Craft TripsFalklands landing Craft Trips at Portsmouth Historic DockyardFrom the 28th of March, our Falklands Landing Craft F8 will be offering trips around the harbour from Thursday to Sunday every week.
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Thursday, 18th July 2024 - Thursday, 18th July 2024

Friday, 19th July 2024 - Friday, 19th July 2024

An Evening with the Royal Marines Band And Friends at Portsmouth Historic DockyardAn Evening with the Royal Marines Band And Friends at Portsmouth Historic DockyardPrepare to be swept away by awe-inspiring performances as the National Museum of the Royal Navy proudly presents this spectacular experience. Set against the historic backdrop of HMS Victory: the Nation's Flagship in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Friday, 26th July 2024

Hands on History: Tudor Games at The Mary RoseHands on History: Tudor Games at The Mary RoseStep back in time and immerse yourself in the playful pastimes of the men of the Mary Rose! Challenge your family to a strategic game of Nine Men's Morris on our giant board and counters - can you outwit your opponent and secure a victory in this classic game?
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Saturday, 27th July 2024 - Sunday, 28th July 2024

Meet the Tudors: Jester Magic at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudors: Jester Magic at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudor Jester, Devilstick Peat! Join us in the Museum galleries to experience the hilarious and captivating antics of Devilstick Peat, our very own Tudor jester. Watch as he entertains the crowds with his incredible tricks and witty humour, reminiscent of the court of Henry VIII.
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Saturday, 3rd August 2024 - Sunday, 4th August 2024

Meet the Tudors: Cooking, Eating and Feasting at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudors: Cooking, Eating and Feasting at The Mary RoseJoin us for a two-day event dedicated to the culinary delights of Tudor times! Discover what the men aboard the Mary Rose would have eaten and learn about the differences between an officer's and a crew member's rations. Meet characters from the Tudor world dressed in replica costumes as they…
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Tuesday, 6th August 2024 - Friday, 9th August 2024

Hands on History: Pomanders and Potions, Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseHands on History: Pomanders and Potions, Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseDive into the intriguing and rather stinky world of Tudor health and hygiene! Join us for a hands-on history craft session where you can create your very own Tudor-inspired pomander to mask bad smells and, as the Tudors believed, ward off illness.
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Sunday, 11th August 2024

Meet the Tudors: Merriment, Music and Dance at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudors: Merriment, Music and Dance at The Mary RoseJoin us for a delightful weekend as you meet Lord and Lady Carew, accompanied by their talented Tudor dancers and musician. Step into the world of Tudor dance and etiquette with interactive dancing sessions set to live Tudor music!
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Sunday, 11th August 2024

Saturday, 26th October 2024 - Sunday, 27th October 2024

High Speed Launch 102 Trips at Boathouse 4High Speed Launch 102 Trips at Boathouse 4If you're a thrill-seeker, a history and boat enthusiast, or simply love getting out onto the water, we have some exciting news for you! At Boathouse 4, we understand that not everyone can charter a whole boat for themselves, so we're now offering individual tickets for our 1936 High Speed Launch…
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Sunday, 11th August 2024

Saturday, 26th October 2024 - Sunday, 27th October 2024

Motor Gun Boat 81 Trips at Boathouse 4Motor Gun Boat 81 Trips at Boathouse 4If you're a thrill-seeker, a history and boat enthusiast, or simply love getting out onto the water, we have some exciting news for you! At Boathouse 4, we understand that not everyone can charter a whole boat for themselves, so we're now offering individual tickets for our 1942 Motor Gun Boat81…
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Tuesday, 13th August 2024 - Friday, 16th August 2024

Hands on History: Beeswax Candles and Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseHands on History: Beeswax Candles and Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseStep back in time and discover how the Tudors lit their way in the dark without modern conveniences like light switches. On the Mary Rose, we found remains of tallow candles made from stinky animal fat. In contrast, wealthy Tudors indulged in sweet-smelling beeswax candles.
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Saturday, 17th August 2024 - Sunday, 18th August 2024

Meet the Tudors: Wicked weapons and the Tudors at war at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudors: Wicked weapons and the Tudors at war at The Mary RoseExplore the world of wicked weapons and the Tudors at war with this exciting two-day event. Discover the array of weapons found aboard the Mary Rose and meet Ian of Black Knight Historical, our expert Tudor soldier and historical weaponry specialist.
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Tuesday, 20th August 2024 - Friday, 23rd August 2024

Hands on History: Paw print tiles and Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseHands on History: Paw print tiles and Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseDid you know that a cheeky Tudor dog left a paw print on the Mary Rose? Near one of the ship's galleys, we uncovered a Tudor tile with the unmistakable shape of a dog's paw print. Be inspired by this imprint left by man's best friend over 479 years ago and create your very own clay tile!
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Sunday, 25th August 2024

Meet the Tudors: Awesome Archers at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudors: Awesome Archers at The Mary RoseStep into the world of 16th century archery and discover the prowess of the Tudor archer! Join us for an exciting two-day event filled with live action archery displays and hands-on activities.
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Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - Friday, 30th August 2024

Hands on History: Tudor Soap Making and Summer Storytelling at The Mary Rose
Hands on History: Tudor Soap Making and Summer Storytelling at The Mary RoseEver wondered how the Tudors stayed clean (or if they did at all)? Dive into the world of Tudor hygiene with us and discover their methods for keeping fresh.
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Saturday, 31st August 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

Meet the Tudors: The Wise Woman at The Mary RoseMeet the Tudors: The Wise Woman at The Mary RoseStep into the fascinating world where medicine and witchcraft blurred in Tudor times. Meet our very own Wise Woman and discover the intriguing practices of the era.
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Wednesday, 6th November 2024 - Wednesday, 6th November 2024

Pickle Night onboard HMS WarriorPickle Night onboard HMS WarriorAnchors aweigh! Step aboard HMS Warrior for an unforgettable Pickle Night and dive into the rich tapestry of naval history and the infamous Battle of Trafalgar. Celebrate this iconic maritime event with a night filled with tradition, camaraderie and nautical excitement.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult 3 attraction (advanced)£44.00 per ticket
Adult 3 attraction (walk up price)£44.00 per ticket
Adult single attraction (advanced)£34.00 per ticket
Adult single attraction (walk up price)£34.00 per ticket
Adult Ultimate Explorer (advanced)£44.00 per ticket
Adult Ultimate Explorer (walk up price)£49.00 per ticket
Child 3 attractions (advanced)£24.00 per ticket
Child 3 attractions (walk up price)£29.00 per ticket
Child single attraction (advanced)£24.00 per ticket
Child single attraction (walk-up price)£24.00 per ticket
Child Ultimate Explorer (advanced)£29.00 per ticket
Child Ultimate Explorer (walk up price)£34.00 per ticket
Family Ultimate Experience (1ad, 3ch advanced)£105.00 per ticket
Family Ultimate Experience (1ad, 3ch walk up pric)£110.00 per ticket
Family Ultimate Experience (2ad, 3ch advanced)£135.00 per ticket
Family Ultimate Experience (2ad, 3ch walk up pric)£140.00 per ticket
Senior 3 attractions (advanced)£43.00 per ticket
Senior 3 attractions (walk up price)£43.00 per ticket
Senior single attraction (advanced)£33.00 per ticket
Senior single attraction (walk up price)£33.00 per ticket
Senior Ultimate Explorer (advanced)£43.00 per ticket
Senior Ultimate Explorer (walk up price)£48.00 per ticket

See our website for group bookings and educational visits.

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
  • 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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