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HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth

Type:Historic Ship

Victory Gate, College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ

Tel: 023 9283 9766

HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

About

A tour of HMS Warrior 1860 will give you a clear indication of why the warship earned its formidable reputation. She was built to protect the nation’s supremacy at sea following the launch of the iron-clad warship La Gloire by the French in 1859. The Royal Navy was determined to design a ship that would be regarded as invincible, and would deter France. She would have speed, armament and size on her side – in fact, when she was built she was 60% larger than La Gloire.

It’s ironic that having become the ultimate deterrent against attack, HMS Warrior’s life as a warship was short-lived. She was soon replaced by faster designs, with bigger guns and even thicker armour, and in 1871 was downgraded to coastguard and reserve services.

A few years later, it was decided that her rotten fore and main masts were not worth the cost of repair, and HMS Warrior was placed in the reserve. She was put up for sale as scrap in 1924, but no buyer could be found, and five years later she was converted into a floating oil pontoon at Pembroke Dock. When the oil depot closed in 1978, HMS Warrior was passed on to the Maritime Trust and was towed 800 miles to Hartlepool where the world’s largest maritime restoration project ever undertaken began.

After eight years of rebuilding, on the afternoon of Friday 12th June 1987, HMS Warrior was pulled by tugs from her moorings to begin the four-day journey back to Portsmouth, where she now provides a valuable insight into what life was like onboard an elite warship from the Victorian era.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket 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.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Own car park (Fee Applies) - If on arrival you find that this car park is full, please follow the signs to the alternative car parks locally which are signposted from Queen's Street or at Gunwharf Quays, which is within five minutes walk of the Dockyard.
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for - Vegans also catered for

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Large Screen TV

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27, follow the brown and white signs to 'Historic Dockyard' which will lead you to our official 295 space car park which is located only 400 yards from the entrance at Victory Gate. If this car park is full there are others within close proximity at Gunwharf Quays and Havant Street. Please see our car parking page for more information.

 

Park and ride service

 

Portsmouth's park and ride service runs seven days a week, is situated at a purpose-built location on the M275 entrance to Portsmouth.

 

The service includes:

 

Free Wi-Fi

£4 a day

A smartcard system offering substantial savings

More information about park and ride.

Public Transport Directions

Portsmouth Harbour Station/Hard Interchange coach and bus station is a few minutes walk from Victory Gate.

Coaches

Coach parking - for further information about coach parking please contact our Advanced Sales Department on 023 9298 4741 or email us atenquiries@historicdockyard.co.uk. The majority of national coach services to Portsmouth stop at the Hard Interchange (adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance).

Bus

Many local and regional bus services stop at the Hard Interchange (adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance). Please visit First Bus,Stagecoach or Bluestar Bus services for the most up to date routes and timetables.

Rail

South West Trains run frequent trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, with a journey time of only 90 minutes. There are also regular services to and from Southampton Central with links to the South West and the West country. Portsmouth Harbour train station is only 200 yards from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

Open from (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*
Open from (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* 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

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