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.
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 HMS Warrior The National Museum of the Royal Navy Harbour Tours Royal Navy Submarine Museum Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower Boathouse 4 Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition Food and Drink Shopping With something to appeal to every guest from little pirates to heroic explorers, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard promises an unforgettable experience and a fantastic day out. Local offer Do you have a PO or SO postcode? With Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s local discount offer you can save 30% on an Ultimate Explorer annual passes! Discover over 500 years of history with access to all 9 ships and museums. Offer runs 1 November 2023 – 11 February 2024.
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.
Launched in 1860, HMS Warrior was not only the largest Royal Navy ship, but also the quickest. This magnificent warship was Queen Victoria’s favourite and guests will love the historical set dressings, with the chance to examine these intriguing pieces.
With amazing treasures from the past 350 years, visitors are invited to learn unheard stories about the heroic women and men who lived on the ships. Furthermore, the Sailing Gallery illustrates the shocking realities of fighting at sea.
Visitors can choose to embark on one of the enticing Harbour tours, offering fantastic views of some of Britain’s frigates, modern destroyers, and aircraft carriers.
Included in your entry, visitors can travel offsite and discover the impressive HMS Alliance, Britain’s only remaining submarine from its era, and an incredible memorial to over 5,000 brave submariners who died during its days of service. Climb aboard and experience what life was like inside for the sailors.
Why not enjoy a short trip by waterbus to this award-winning museum. Here 6,500 barrels of gunpowder were safely stored ready for use as ammunition. Visitors will even have the opportunity to view awe inspiring torpedoes and modern missiles.
Located in this Boathouse 4 houses the Forgotten Craft exhibition where brave crews from small naval crafts are memorialised. Guests can also see students learning to build traditional boats as part of the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth.
Once visitors have fully explored the incredible warships, it’s time to dive deeper into the world of Dockyard life. Gain an in-depth glimpse into the day to day running of the Dockyard during the early 20th Century, where the fearsome Dreadnought battleships were constructed.
Experiencing a nautical themed day like no other will certainly require heaps of energy. Thankfully, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has a variety of cafes ready to serve tempting hot and cold food. From cool drinks to hot meals and mouth-watering home-made bites, every palate is well catered for. There are even three picnic areas to enjoy whilst breathing in the fresh ocean air.
Souvenirs are a must for any memorable day out and at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, there are four shopping outlets to choose from. Pick from authentic oak and copper salvages, stunning paintings from the 17th and 20th Century, or more traditional mementos.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower
Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition
Food and Drink
With something to appeal to every guest from little pirates to heroic explorers, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard promises an unforgettable experience and a fantastic day out.
Do you have a PO or SO postcode? With Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s local discount offer you can save 30% on an Ultimate Explorer annual passes! Discover over 500 years of history with access to all 9 ships and museums. Offer runs 1 November 2023 – 11 February 2024.
10am to 5:30pm April – October (summer)
10am to 5pm November – March (winter)
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Admission to the Mary Rose is included as part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket.
Single Attraction tickets
Adult (age 16-64) £24
Senior (65+) £23
Child (age 4-15) £19
Three Attraction Tickets
Adult (age 16-64) £39
Senior (65+) £38
Child (age 4-15) £29
Ultimate Explorer Ticket
Adult (age 16-64) £44
Senior (65+) £43
Child (age 4-15) £34
Family 1 (1 Adult & up to 3 Children) £100
Family 2 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) £125