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National Museum of the Royal Navy

Portsmouth

Type:Museum

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

Tel: 023 9283 9766

National Museum of the Royal Navy

About

The Royal Navy has helped to shape the world. It made Britain a dominant sea power, protected its trade in troubled times and defended Britain from invasion or carried the attack overseas. The Royal Navy has touched the lives of millions of people worldwide, affected servicemen and women and the families of those who built, serviced and supplied its ships and influenced the lives of communities overseas.

The museum’s major gallery Hear My Story opened in 2014 and tells the undiscovered stories from the ordinary men and women of the ships which have shaped the Navy’s amazing history over the last 100 years, the century of greatest change. Hear My Story brings you closer than ever before to the real Royal Navy; cutting edge interpretation lets you see and hear the stories of the Navy in war and during peacetime.

The Sailing Gallery shows the realities of fighting at sea in the age of sail, the Nelson Gallery examines Nelson’s colourful, crowded and short life and the Sir Donald Gosling Victory Gallery explores the history of Britain’s most famous warship from the laying of her keel to her significant battles. Visitors can walk through the multi-media show the ‘Trafalgar Experience’, meeting Nelson and his great foe Napoleon, feeling the blast on the main gun deck during the Battle.

As HMS Victory undergoes her most extensive refit since Trafalgar, the exhibitions will share the forensic analysis changing our understanding of Victory’s past and the scientific investigations showing new ways of securing her future.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£13.00 per ticket
Child£7.00 per ticket
Senior£12.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Catering

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

Children & Infants

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

Establishment Features

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

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

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

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Room / Unit Features

  • Large Screen TV

Specialist Features

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

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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 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

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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