HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
There have been many celebrated warships in Britain’s naval history but HMS Victory can justifiably claim to be the most famous of them all. Having served as Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, she has become one of the UK’s most-loved visitor attractions.
The death of Nelson onboard HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar is an iconic moment in world history and 400,000 people visit the warship each year to see spot on the quarter deck where Nelson fell, which is marked by a brass plaque. Victory suffered the highest casualties of the British ships at Trafalgar, 51 of the servicemen onboard were killed, 11 died of their wounds and 91 were wounded and survived.
HMS Victory was permanently saved for posterity in 1922 following a national appeal, and placed into dry dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where she remains today. Visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard can now trace the development of Britain’s technical maritime advancements. Maintaining a ship like Victory out of water presents huge challenges, but you can be sure that Victory will never lose her original charm and appeal.
HMS Victory is currently undergoing a 13 year, £35million conservation project, with experts from fields such as timber preservation, shipbuilding, rigging, conservation, engineering and heritage. This is an exciting time for the ship. The most obvious sign of the project is that her masts have been temporarily removed, and visitors are also able to see first hand some of the work that is being carried out on board to save HMS Victory for future generations to enjoy.
- Regional and Miscellaneous - Tourism South East Member 2016
|Open from (1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)|
|Open from (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)|
* Except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£18.00 per ticket|
|Child||£13.00 per ticket|
|Senior||£17.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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