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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Type:Historic Site

College Road, H M Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ

Tel: 023 9283 9766

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Visit us at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a truly memorable family day out.  Explore our historic ships, including Lord Nelson’s world famous flagship HMS Victory, Queen Victoria’s HMS Warrior and the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign, HMS M.33. Take the complementary waterbus to Gosport and explore Cold War submarine HMS Alliance.

Your day out won’t be complete without an adventure-packed trip to Action Stations, where you can train like a Commando or try the Ninja Force assault course, an attraction based on TV’s popular Ninja Warrior series – the first of its kind in the UK. Add in a complimentary Harbour Tour to cruise around Portsmouth Harbour and see the ships of the modern Royal Navy.

As well as all the maritime history you could ask for, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard also offers a wide range of catering options for when you are ready to take a break from exploring. Choose from a variety including Costa Coffee, Boathouse #4, Boathouse No. 7 Restaurant and the Copper Kettle café onboard HMS Warrior.

Your Fully Navy ticket gives you entry to:

  • HMS Victory: The world’s most celebrated warship has undergone her biggest change. A major reinterpretation of her visitor route through the ship enables visitors to follow in the footsteps of Nelson, its most famous Admiral.
  • HMS Warrior 1860: The world’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship launched in 1860 and never fired a shot in anger, yet changed naval warfare forever.
  • HMS M.33: Discover the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign.
  • 36 hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War: This brand new exhibition from The National Museum of the Royal Navy reveals the story behind the greatest naval battle in history. (Exhibition closes on 29 November 2018).
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth: Home to Britain’s only museum dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Navy spanning several hundred years.
  • Action Stations: Release your inner ninja on the new Ninja Force assault course. Measuring 20 metre by six metre, the course combines elements of Parkour, rock climbing and rope courses and is suitable for anyone over six and visitors can have as many goes as they like. Home to dozens of interactive adventures, including Britain’s tallest indoor climbing tower and the new Making of a Royal Marines Commando exhibition.
  • Boathouse 4: A great family attraction within the Historic Dockyard, with hands-on children’s activities. There is the Forgotten Craft exhibition which pays tribute to the heroic small naval craft and crews of the past. You can also get a great birds-eye view of students practising traditional boatbuilding skills as part of the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth.
  • HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum: Discover a world beneath the sea by walking on board HMS Alliance - it’s as if she is about to leave for sea. Take a peek through the working periscopes and see, hear and even smell how life was lived underwater.
  • Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower: Take the free waterbus over to the award-winning museum – home to a unique collection that includes torpedoes, modern missiles - and even a nuclear bomb.
  • Harbour Tours: A sailor’s eye view of the Historic Dockyard, and the warships of the modern Royal Navy.
  • The Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition: The story of Dockyard life during the early years of the 20th Century when the great Dreadnought battleships were being constructed


Also included in the ticket is the waterbus – a complimentary boat ride from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion (subject to availability and available on a first come, first served basis).

The Full Navy Ticket is valid for one year and allows you multiple entry for one year to above listed attractions. These tickets are not valid for special events including the Dickens Christmas Festival on 30 November, 1 and 2 December.  Please visit for details.

Attractions are closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December.

Only assistance dogs are permitted onsite.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£39.00 per ticket
Child (5-15)£23.50 per ticket
Concessions (over 60 and students)£34.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults plus 3 children)£85.00 per ticket
Family Family (1 adult plus 3 children)£60.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

The 11 Attraction annual pass enables you to visit all of the amazing attractions within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard all year. Buy online and save 20%.


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Season (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30
Season (1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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