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 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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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Corgis Aboard! at Portsmouth Historic DockyardCorgis Aboard! at Portsmouth Historic DockyardPortsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes a special storytelling event this May half term, featuring some cheeky misbehaving corgis on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Take part in this exciting tale and let your imagination run wild - just like the corgis!
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Jubilee Make and Take at Portsmouth Historic DockyardJubilee Make and Take at Portsmouth Historic DockyardCelebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the dockyard by getting hands-on, creating a special Jubilee-inspired keepsake you can take home with you. This event is free with a valid ticket and is perfect for children aged 5 to 11.
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Right royal may half term at Portsmouth Historic DockyardRight Royal May Half Term at Portsmouth Historic DockyardWith a jam-packed schedule of activities, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the place to be over the Jubilee weekend. Meet Henry VIII at The Mary Rose, visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy for themed activities and explore historical ships and collections.
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Ship – Ship Hooray at the Space at Portsmouth Historic DockyardShip – Ship Hooray at the Space at Portsmouth Historic DockyardHead to the Victory Gallery at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this half term to enjoy creative play resources centred around the Jubilee.
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Monday, 30th May 2022 - Monday, 30th May 2022

Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Monday, 25th July 2022 - Monday, 25th July 2022

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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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.



  • 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:

    • P C
      Whidbey Island, Washington
      Trip Type:
      Not what it used to be.
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      We've been to this attraction three times with our grandkids previously, most recently January 2020. The kids always loved going to the several kids exhibits that had plenty of hands-on, age... Read full review
    • Londonbird2802
      Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
      get there early.
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th May 2022
      I would say, if you want to do this properly, you will need all day, if not two. Its amazing. We are definitely returning Read full review
    • Christopher C
      Derby, England, United Kingdom
      English Naval History
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 19th May 2022
      Not been for over twenty years and the place is still awesome if a little bit more expensive!!, some of the exhibits are free and you can see Warrior and Victory up close for free. We went for the... Read full review


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