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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre, Victory Gate
HM Naval Base

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* April - October: 10:00 - 17:30
November - March: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 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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Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed at Portsmouth Historic DockyardMajor exhibition unveiled at home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Almost a fifth of the UK population, almost 12 million people, now have at least one tattoo. From tribal designs to inspirational quotes, traditional-style inkings to super-fan celebrity portraits – they are now more...
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Friday, 31st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

Rum Dinner on board HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic DockyardLove rum? Want to dine on the most famous warships in the world? Portsmouth Historic Dockyard exclusive rum experience returns onboard HMS Warrior for an exclusive dinner event on Friday 31 August 2018. A fantastic evening onboard HMS Warrior which will be an experience to remember. Guests will be...
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Friday, 19th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

Trafalgar Night on HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic DockyardDue to popular demand, a second date has been added for this historically significant evening onboard HMS Warrior. Join Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on either the 19th or the 20th October 2018 for this traditional naval celebration commemorating Nelson's famous victory. Watch the parading of the...
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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Friday, 2nd November 2018

Pickle Night on HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic DockyardHMS Pickle, the small ship in Nelson's fleet, was dispatched to Britain to bring news home of the great victory at Trafalgar, and the great loss of Lord Nelson. With entertainment and traditional Georgian mess, come on board and remember this momentous day in true nautical style.
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Friday, 25th January 2019 - Friday, 25th January 2019

Burns Night on HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic DockyardPut on your kilt and come aboard HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for this evening of traditional food and entertainment to celebrate the life of famous Scottish Poet, Robert Burns. The originator of the New year's anthem Auld Lang Syne, Burns is one of Scotland cultural icons. Then...
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

Sea Shanties on HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic DockyardEnjoy a unique dining experience onboard HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, eating at sailors' mess tables, surrounded by all the fixtures and fittings of Warrior's massive gun deck. However, you certainly won't be napping in the hammocks as an evening of singing and entertainment will...
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult All Attraction£35.00 per ticket
Child All Attraction£15.00 per ticket
Disabled All Attraction Plus Carer£31.50 per ticket
Family All Attraction (1+3)£45.00 per ticket
Family All Attraction (2+3)£75.00 per ticket
Senior All Attraction£31.50 per ticket
Student All Attraction£31.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • 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 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 R
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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    Brilliant day out.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd July 2018
    What a superb attraction this is. Royal Navy history right up to the present. Full of interesting facts and vessels from Mary Rose to HMS Queen Elizabeth. Lots of things for the kids to see and... Read full review
  • Emma K
    Ipswich, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd July 2018
    Just spent ten minutes writing a review on the boatyard only to somehow lose it! So I’m just going to say this place is amazing if you like boats and the history that goes with them. HMS Victory... Read full review
  • northants90
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd July 2018
    Fabulous experience and represents an important part of the history of Portsmouth. Mary Rose is located here and it is right next to Portsmouth Harbour so lots going on around the dockyard too. Very... Read full review


Image of Boathouse 4 Boathouse 4, PortsmouthAt Boathouse 4, you can watch boatbuilding in action and learn about the vital role of small boats in the Royal Navy. The exhibition is free to enter and features a range of fun interactives which bring these small craft to life.

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