Family treats for Easter at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

March 28, 2017

Our all attraction tickets saves visitors up to 85% when they visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this Easter. Get entry to 11 attractions all year round, subject to special events, and visit as many times as you like.

Whether looking to experience the new audio guide featuring a host of characters on board the world’s most famous warship, HMS Victory; seeing the exciting new projections that bring the Tudor crew to life at the Mary Rose or discovering Cold War submarine HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, there is plenty to see and do. Over the Easter period, many of these exciting attractions are hosting Easter activities for all the family to enjoy.

And with Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offering an annual all attraction ticket, which includes unlimited entry to all 11 attractions from just £28.00 per adult or the newly-reduced family ticket online from just £60.00 (adults + 3 children), there’s never been a better time to visit.

Action Stations
This interactive showcase of the modern Royal Navy is jammed full of physical challenges for all ages including a climbing tower, a 20m Ninja Force obstacle course and Sky Tykes challenge for the under 7s. Trail around the simulators this Easter to find all the hidden coloured Easter Eggs hidden and take part in a variety of Easter crafts to include making your own bunny mask & mini Easter chicks.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Join in the egg-citing game of submarine hide and seek this Easter on selected days. Find the hidden clues to solve the egg-shaped puzzle. Then visitors can try their hand at winning a prize with fun family games plus uncovering Easter bonnets with a difference, uncovering submariners hats hidden in the museum.

Boathouse 4
Recently visited by HRH The Princess Royal, Boathouse 4 is home to a boatbuilding academy where students work in front of the visitors on a collection of historic and new ships. The Forgotten Craft exhibition celebrates the essential role played by small boats to the Royal Navy over the years and includes fun hands-on games including the 8m mast climbing challenge which is now included in the all attraction ticket.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
Wednesday 12th April and Wednesday 19th April 11am – 4pm
Hot on the heels of the opening of Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy, meet our costumed historian as she shares what life was like for women who joined the Royal Navy for the first time during the First World War. This includes a special vintage dress up photo shoot using green screen technology. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket on Wednesday 12th and 19th April between 11am-4pm. And every day find Wilfred the Royal Navy pet rabbit’s paw prints and use the clues to solve his Easter riddle.

Anzacs on Board
First World War Gallipoli Campaign survivor HMS M.33 welcomes re-enactors on board on Saturday 22 April as part of Anzac Day commemorations. Anzacs were Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who played a vital role in the ill-fated campaign from 1915.

The Mary Rose
Highlights at the award-winning museum this Easter include Tudor Soap Making and Beeswax candle making. In Tudor times soaps were made by hand and included natural ingredients such as dried lavender, cloves, olive oil and pepper corns. This craft activity allows children to make their very own Tudor style soap. At a small cost to cover materials, children can pick which dried ingredients to make their soap from and create their very own soap by hand following traditional methods of soap making.

HMS Warrior 1860
Daily Easter activities on Warrior include a navy-inspired sailor slang ‘Jack Speak’ family trail this Easter half-term. Ever wondered what medicines the ill sailors would have been given or what weapons the men would have used in battle? Come and listen to a Sick Berth talk, watch a small arms demonstration, or even step into the crew’s shoes and see a Gun drill on the gun-deck.
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