Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

About Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Man the guns and hide the rum!

Pique your curiosity with a nautical themed day out, bursting with fun and discovery. From boarding statuesque warships to viewing the array of authentic artifacts, this is sure to be a day to remember. Visitors can learn about the lives of the brave men and women who spent their last days at sea and marvel at the painstakingly reconstructed naval warcrafts.  

Young guests are incredibly well catered for, with fascinating, Covid-safe interactive exhibits designed to grab their attention. You can also look forward to delicious food and drink options as well as plenty of exciting opportunities for all ages. 

Choosing a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a decision you won’t regret. 

HMS Victory
Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory is probably the Royal Navy’s most well-known warship. The exciting, new HMS Victory Under Hull Walkway allows guests to view the impressive 3,600 tonne fighter from deep below the ship.

Mary Rose
Sailing for over 30 years, the Mary Rose was Henry VIII’s flagship. Tragically sinking in 1545, this incredible ship was raised in 1982 when reconstruction begun. Visitors will have the chance to view the ship’s remains and to examine the thousands of fascinating, authentic artifacts that were recovered along with the warship. Learn more about the Mary Rose.

Opening times – 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2024
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.

Admission to the Mary Rose is included as part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket.    

Book in advance online price (includes a £5 discount) :

Ticket TypeAdultChildSeniorFamily (1 Adult & 3 Children)Family (2 Adults & Three Children)
Ultimate Explorer£46£31£45£115£145
Three Attraction£41£26£40N/AN/A
Single Attraction£31£21£30N/AN/A

Walk up price  :

Ticket TypeAdultChildSeniorFamily (1 Adult & 3 Children)Family (2 Adults & Three Children)
Ultimate Explorer£51£36£50£120£150
Three Attraction£46£31£45N/AN/A
Single Attraction£36£26£35N/AN/A


Why should I visit?

    • See the historically preserved warships including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the salvaged remains of the majestic Mary Rose.
    • Watch history come alive with an in-depth glimpse into the lives of the heroic men and women who sadly died at sea.
    • Harbour tours offer amazing views of Britain’s frigates, modern destroyers and aircraft carriers. 
    • Experience beautifully curated museums and thousands of authentic artifacts.  
    • Climb aboard an historic Submarine and experience what life was like inside for the sailors.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Facilities for the partially sighted available on request
Gift shop
Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Next event

Hands on History at the Mary Rose: Tudor Games

24th Jul 2024 - 26th Jul 2024

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the playful pastimes of the men of the Mary Rose! Challenge your family to a strategic game of Nine... 

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Discount tickets and vouchers

There are currently no discounts available on tickets, parking or entry. Please sign up to get the latest vouchers as they become available. Or View all of our vouchers.

Where to find us


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Victory Gate
HM Naval Base


023 9283 9766



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By car
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 the 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 (charges may apply). 

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Park & Ride services are also available from Tipner, just off the M275.

By train
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.

By 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.

Kids activities

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  • Plenty of experiences to explore, both inside and out, come rain or shine.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the legendary sailors of British Naval History.
  • Be awestruck by the majesty of the huge warships you can explore.
  • A wide range of food and drinks is available to even satisfy picky eaters.

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