Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre, Victory Gate
HM Naval Base
Tel: 023 9283 9766
|Full Navy Ticket - (Family 2 + 3)||£85.00 per ticket|
|Full Navy Ticket - Adult||£39.00 per ticket|
|Full Navy Ticket - Child||£29.00 per ticket|
|Full Navy Ticket - Concession||£34.00 per ticket|
|Full Navy Ticket - Family (1 + 3)||£60.00 per ticket|
Full Navy Tickets allow unlimited visits for a year.
Adult - £45
Child - £29
Concession - £39
Family (1 + 3) - £65
Family (2 + 3) - £90
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed to the public, following the latest official guidelines around containing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Information on when it is expected to re-open will follow shortly.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history and is a must-see for anyone visiting the South of England. A visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes you on a journey through time, allowing you to step on board world famous ships.
With multiple attractions in one ticket, there’s something to suit everyone. You’ll be wowed by the sights and sounds of naval history brought to life by knowledgeable staff, actors and volunteers.
Climb onboard majestic warships, explore heroic submarines and uncover some of the navy’s best kept secrets with first-hand accounts from the Royal Navy’s finest, past and present.
The Full Navy ticket is valid for a year, allowing you to return again and again. New for 2019 is Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition. The bestselling Horrible Histories series takes families on an action-packed adventure through the pirate underworld as the gruesome histories of their lives at sea are revealed.
Young buccaneers can create their very own pirate flag, scream and shout in the Pirate Tavern or try out different weapons from cannons to cutlasses. Take a right rollicking ride back in time to when pirates ruled the waves and ordinary men feared the call of the corsair.
The ticket will also give you entry to the historic ships, including the star of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s world famous flagship, HMS Victory. Explore Queen Victoria’s HMS Warrior and the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign, HMS M.33. Take the waterbus to Gosport and explore Cold War submarine HMS Alliance, where you will have the opportunity to look through her working periscopes, and see, hear and even smell how life was lived under the sea.
Your day out won’t be complete without an adventure-packed trip to Action Stations, where you can train like a Royal Marines Commando or try the Ninja Force assault course. Add in a Harbour Tour to cruise around Portsmouth Harbour and see the ships of the modern Royal Navy.
Your Fully Navy ticket gives you entry to:
Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition: Become a pirate at your peril as you take on interactive displays based on the bestselling Horrible Histories. Command a pirate ship, take part in gruesome games and discover foul facts in this unique pirate adventure for all the family – a first for the UK.
HMS Victory: A major reinterpretation of her visitor route through the ship enables visitors to follow in the footsteps of Nelson, her most famous Vice-Admiral.
HMS Warrior: One of the world’s first iron-hulled, armoured warships launched in 1860 and never fired a shot in anger, yet changed naval warfare forever.
HMS M.33: Discover the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign.
Jolly Roger: A Symbol of Terror and Pride: This new exhibition tells the story of the skull and crossbones flag, commonly known as the Jolly Roger, which has been associated with pirates for centuries (open until April 2020).
The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth: Home to Britain’s only museum dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Navy spanning several hundred years.
Action Stations: Release your inner ninja on the Ninja Force assault course. Measuring 20 metres by six metres, the course combines elements of Parkour, rock climbing and rope courses. It’s suitable for anyone over six. Action Stations is also home to dozens of interactive adventures, including an indoor climbing tower and the new Making of a Royal Marines Commando exhibition.
Boathouse 4: A great family attraction within the Historic Dockyard, with hands-on children’s activities. There is the Forgotten Craft exhibition which pays tribute to the heroic small naval craft and crews of the past. You can also get a great birds-eye view of students practising traditional boatbuilding skills as part of the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth.
HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum: Discover a world beneath the sea by walking onboard HMS Alliance - it’s as if she is about to leave for sea. Take a peek through the working periscopes and see, hear and even smell how life was lived underwater.
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower: Take the waterbus over to the award-winning museum – home to a unique collection that includes torpedoes and modern missiles.
Harbour Tours: A sailor’s eye view of the Historic Dockyard, and the warships of the modern Royal Navy (subject to availability).
The Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition: The story of Dockyard life during the early years of the 20th Century when the great Dreadnought battleships were being constructed.
Also included in the ticket is the waterbus – a boat ride from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower (subject to availability and available on a first come, first served basis).
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opens from 10am to 5:30pm April - October, and 10am to 5pm November - March. Last tickets are sold at 4.30pm (April – October) and 4pm (November – March). The Dockyard is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Choose from a range of cafés, enjoy delicious hot lunches, quick tasty snacks, home-made treats or a refreshing glass of something sparkling!
Cafe items and snacks are available from:
The Cooper Kettle onboard Warrior
Costa Coffee in the Welcome Visitor Centre
Boathouse #4 Restaurant
Boathouse No 7
Camber Lights Café at Explosion Museum
Submarine Museum Galley
Restaurant meals are available from:
Boathouse #4 Restaurant
Boathouse No 7
For everyone who loves a spot of al fresco dining while taking in the salty sea air and spectacular views, there are three picnic areas to choose from. Porter's Garden is a quiet and leafy sanctuary, while Port Arena allows visitors to enjoy a picnic lunch while marvelling at the historic setting. Alternatively, take a pew outside Boathouse No.7 and sit back and admire the fantastic architecture and heritage.
You'll definitely want to take home a memento. Perhaps Ernie, the award-winning knitted sailor or a copper salvage piece from Nauticalia will catch your interest? Or, browse 6000 square feet of 17th and 20th century memorabilia in the Antiques Storehouse, before checking out the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s shops:
HMS Victory Shop
The Jutland Shop
National Museum of the Royal Navy Shop
Explosion Museum Shop
Submarine Museum Shop
Guide books are on sale in the Welcome Visitor Centre, The National Museum of the Royal Navy shops and ships’ gangways.
The Full Navy Ticket does not include entry to special events. Some of the attractions may run on timed entry at different periods of the year, and some may be closed at certain times during the winter.
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- Accessible Lift - in some attractions
- Disabled Parking - Dedicated spaces in car park
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop systems in some of the attractions - please call for details.
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Most exhibits are hands-on. If pre-arranged, a guide can help.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Wheelchair user accessible
Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
- French audio guide
- German audio guide
- Spanish audio guide
- Catering for groups
- On-Site cafe/restaurant - Restaurant, coffee shop, cafe, various outlets up to 450 capacity.
- Picnic Site
- Undercover picnic area
Children & Infants
- Baby changing
- Children's Meals
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- All weather attraction
- Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
- Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Gift shop
- Groups welcome
- Licensed for alcohol
- Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
- Meeting rooms
- Open all year round
- Open New Year
- Open on bank holidays
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Team / Corporate Activities
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Railway station within walking distance
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Euros accepted
- Groups Accepted - Prebooking advisable.
- Maestro Accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 15 (to achieve group rates)
- Special group rates - All inclusive tickets Adult: £17.20 Senior: £14.70 Child: £12.70
- Visa accepted
- In town/city centre
- Educational Groups
- Family Fun
- Marketed Towards Children
- Marketed Towards Families
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals - site tours
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is M27. Onto M275 and follow brown signs to Historic Dockyard.
Public Transport Directions
By coach, bus, rail and by ferry from Gosport or Fastcat from the Isle of Wight. Portsmouth Harbour station the Hard interchange are 200 metres from the main entrance.
- Tourism South East Award - 13/14 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013
|Open New Year|
|Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* April - October: 10:00 - 17:30
November - March: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day