Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Type:Historic Site

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

Tel: 023 9283 9766

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for exploring 500 years of naval history and a must-see for anyone visiting the South of England. A visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard allows you to step on-board world-famous ships, explore heroic submarines and uncover some of the Navy’s best-kept secrets with first-hand accounts from the Royal Navy’s finest, past, and present. 

An Ultimate Explorer ticket will grant you access to all nine of the Dockyard’s attractions and more for an entire year, including Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s world-famous flagship HMS Victory, and the internationally renowned Mary Rose Museum, home to the largest collection of Tudor artefacts in the world. Ultimate Explorer annual passes also include access to programmed events and new exhibits throughout the year.  

With nine attractions on one ticket, you can come back and again and again and see something new. 

Walk up price  




Book in advance to include a £5 discount:

Ultimate Explore | Three Attractions | One Atrractions



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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27, take the M275 and follow the brown and white signs to ‘Historic Dockyard’.

Public Transport Directions

Park and Ride also available. 

Coach parking is available, please see our website for more details.  

Many local and regional bus services stop at the Hard Interchange at Portsmouth Harbour, less than 5 minutes' walk from the Dockyard gates. Portsmouth Harbour train station also runs regular services from/to London, Brighton, Southampton, and Bristol. 


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Platinum Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Platinum 2023

Opening Times

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

* April – October: 10.00- 17.30, last entry 16.30

November – March: 10.00 - 17.00, last entry 16.00.
The Dockyard is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.

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