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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
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LJ

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* 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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Events

Saturday, 6th April 2019 - Tuesday, 31st December 2019

Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic DockyardHorrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard'Land Ahoe' for Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Avast ye! Plunder no more - Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition 'lands ahoe' at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from Saturday 6 April. The best-selling Horrible Histories series, created by Terry Deary…
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Friday, 29th November 2019 - Sunday, 1st December 2019

The Victorian Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic DockyardThe Victorian Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic DockyardOne of the largest and finest Christmas festivals on the south coast returns to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to mark 20 years of magical festive fun.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult All Attraction£39.00 per ticket
Child All Attraction£23.50 per ticket
Family All Attraction (1+3)£60.00 per ticket
Family All Attraction (2+3)£85.00 per ticket
Senior All Attraction£34.50 per ticket
Student All Attraction£23.50 per ticket

Prices allow access for one year. Children under 5 are free.

Purchase online to receive a 20% discount:
Adult £31
Child £18.50
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £68
Family (1 adult and 3 children) £48
Senior £27.50
Student £18.50

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:

  • Anthony T
    Billingshurst,England
    A Very,very Interesting day.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th November 2019
    I tagged along when my wife and her friend said they were going to visit the Historic Dockyard not expecting too much. How wrong can you be!! We did a guided tour of the Victory and guide for the... Read full review
  • Sarah C
    West Sussex, United Kingdom
    Fantastic Day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th November 2019
    3 of us were looking forward to our day out. But it exceeded expectations. We had a guided tour on HMS Victory, Richard our guide was excellent from start to finish. Then we had a look at HMS M.33... Read full review
  • Kimble9217
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic Day
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th November 2019
    Had a great day. Spent the whole day visiting different parts of the dockyard - Warrior, Victory, Mary Rose. Didn’t see everything could have spent at least a couple of days there. All exhibits were... Read full review

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