Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a truly memorable family day out!

Situated within a working naval base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions, historic ships and museums. There’s so much to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.

10am to 5:30pm April - October (summer)
10am to 5pm November - March (winter)
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission price 




Family 1 adult plus 3 children:

Family 2 adults plus 3 children:

Why should I visit?

    • HMS Victory
    • Action Stations
    • HMS Warrior 1860
    • Harbour Tours
    • Boat House 4


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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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Valid from 14/06/2017 until 31/12/2017

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Where to find us


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Victory Gate
HM Naval Base


023 9283 9766



Find us online

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.

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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There is so much for kids to do at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, some of the activities include

  • Climbing walls
  • Ninja Force
  • Sky Tykes a fun boat trip around the harbour
  • Simulators