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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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* 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 - Friday, 30th October 2020

Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic DockyardHorrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic DockyardAvast ye! Plunder no more - Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition 'lands ahoe' at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The best-selling Horrible Histories series, created by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown, takes buccaneers of all ages on an epic adventure across the seven seas with…
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    5984
  • Very Good
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  • Average
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  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • alexcotty
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Historic Dockyard
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th April 2020
    This is an amazing place for a great day out with the family there are many kids activities for both kids and teenagers. This site is easy to access as there is a large multistorey car park nearby... Read full review
  • bunnyofdarkness
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    I like big boats and I cannot lie...
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th May 2020
    An excellent place to visit, we planned an entire holiday around this dockyard and do not regret it. Well worth a visit and containing many interesting and historic Royal Navy vessels. Also a museum... Read full review
  • 997DanielC
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    British naval history
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th June 2020
    Once you enter there are several different ways to go and different places to visit, one place to visit would be the HMS warrior whose history you can read about as you look at the huge size of the... Read full review

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