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Children and HMS Victory at 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, 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, 30th November 2018 - Sunday, 2nd December 2018

The Dickens Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic DockyardThe Dickens Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic DockyardTravel back in time to a bygone era, where snowy Dickensian streets welcome you to a world of festive cheer, as you enjoy one of the south's finest Christmas festivals at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from the 30 November to the 2 December 2018.
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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£39.00 per ticket
Child All Attraction£23.50 per ticket
Disabled All Attraction Plus Carer£34.00 per ticket
Family All Attraction (1+3)£60.00 per ticket
Family All Attraction (2+3)£85.00 per ticket
Senior All Attraction£34.00 per ticket
Student All Attraction£34.00 per ticket

Prices allow access for one year. Children under 5 are free. Purchase online to receive a 20% discount.



  • 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:

  • Bartlettforpresident
    Perth, Australia
    Well worth visiting
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th September 2018
    Went with friends and this is a great way to spend several hours. The Victory is fascinating being able to walk through such a famous ship. The Mary Rose museum is fantastic and beautifully done with... Read full review
  • maggie p
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    So interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th September 2018
    Went here for a walk around and found the whole place so interesting and educational. The work that is being done is magnificent especially having an insight into times gone by. Will definitely be... Read full review
  • elainerichomme
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A whole year of history and discovery
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    We made our first trip to the historic dockyard in September 2017; we visited the Victory. Today we made our final visit on our annual ticket by visiting the explosion and submarine museums. All in... 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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