Portsmouth Historic DockyardCurrently Closed
- Address: Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2392839766
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Review
The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has a number of attractions in its compound that will keep you busy for the whole day and more. It has the Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, HMS Alliance and the fascinating submarine of World war era. For navy enthusiasts, there is the Royal Navy Museum which is a treasure chest of information and education. You can easily spend a whole day at this dockyard exploring the naval mysteries of Portsmouth. There are a number of cafes and shops in the premises for all your souvenir and refreshment needs. The navy ships have been maintained really well and provide visitors an insight on a number naval artifacts and events.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Information
- The all attraction ticket lasts for a year.
- Book online to avoid queues.
- Wheelchair access is available.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ticket Prices
All Attraction Ticket:
- For Adult: 25.60 GBP
- Children (5 to 15, under 5s are free): 18.40 GBP
- Senior (60+): 23 GBP
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): 68 GBP
- Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): 51.60 GBP
- Disabled (plus accompanying carer): 18.40 GBP
Tickets for individual attractions are available too
How To reach Portsmouth Historic Dockyard by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stop: The Hard Interchange (Stop G), Curzon Howe Road (E Bound).
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Things to Know Before Visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
95% of people who visit Portsmouth include Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
79.47% of people start their Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Trips
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Reviews
The dockyards are a lovely place to visit and with an annual return free with your ticket it is definitely more than you can see in one day. The warrior has just been renovated and includes a cafe in the old galley which kids love to experience. The victory has just had a new audio tour system added making it very insightful. The Mary Rose museum (separate entry ticket required) is brilliant with tonnes of information. I could spend many hours having a look around and still miss things. This visit is great for families with older kids
Absolutely amazing historical naval ships plus modern fleet in the harbour. So much to do therefore advise more than one day to do it all properly. My favourite ship has always been the Warrior but the Mary Rose exhibition blew my mind away. I understand it is an extra charge to your ticket but it's well worth the money. Harbour tours are lovely and a quick boat ride across the harbour takes you to the submarine museum, where you can spend at least two hours wandering around. If you travel to Hampshire, a visit to the Historical Naval Dockyard is a must!
A visit here needs to be planed well to maximise the amount of time that you have, I would suggest taking it all in over several days at least. At first I was concerned that the entry price was quite high, but I think that it is justifiably high, considering the displays that are available for you to visit and if you buy a ticket to see everything, it lasts for a year anyhow so you can really take your time and enjoy everything it has to offer. All the staff on hand were very knowledgeable, helpful and above all, friendly. The gentleman that I spoke with on M.33 was so interesting, I think I spend about an hour chatting with him about the boat and its history. This alone was worth the entry price and I would love to come back again and spend more time here as I ran out of time missing the harbour tour, the submarine museum and the Explosion museum of Navel Firepower.
A great day out, plenty to see many of the boats are a bit hard to get round due to low ceilings and steep ladders but absolutely a must to go there. The Great warrior is just amazing and beautiful yet deadly warship that is well worth the effort to go and see. The Victory older but also beautiful is still under renovation but still open to the public but this is quite a low ceiling boat with 7 decks packed in to the hull it means that the headroom is not great. The new M.33 is now open to the public after conservation. The museum's them selves are well layed out interactive exhibitions that engage and inform you in equal measure. All in all a great great day out.
Loved seeing the ships here. Much more worth it to buy a years pass online for £31 than to buy on the day or pay per attraction. (Prices lower online). Great to be able to go on the ships and visit the museums. Really interesting day out but near impossible to do everything in one day --> hence the yearly pass