Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Activity code: PTHD

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  • Discover the intense history of the once most powerful navy in the world
  • Get involved with interactive exhibits and attractions for all age groups
  • Step aboard the HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s famous ship
  • Take to the water and view the famous naval ships on a boat trip around Portsmouth Harbour
  • Come back as many times as you like within a year


Britain has a long and epic naval history and you can get a comprehensive look at some of the most iconic moments, figures and ships at The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Located within a working naval base, Portsmouth is home to the UK’s leading naval history attraction and the British Royal Navy.

Climb aboard four major historic war vessels including the iconic HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s flag ship at the Battle of Trafalgar and the oldest naval ship still in commission, with 241 years’ service as of 2021.

A quintessential piece of British Naval history, the HMS Victory was the ship that carried Nelson’s body to England after he was fatally wounded during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. As well as Nelson’s ship you can get on board the only surviving ship from World War I’s Gallipoli Campaign HMS M.33 and Queen Victoria’s HMS Warrior from 1860.

Hop on a waterbus to Gosport and explore the Cold War Submarine HMS Alliance and take a Harbour Tour to cruise around Portsmouth Harbour to get an up close look at the ships of the modern Royal Navy.

There are so many things to see and do at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard but no pressure to cram it all into one day. With your entry ticket you can return as many times as you like within the year!

A perfect day out for the history buffs, the family, or anyone looking for something different!
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What You Get

  • One year’s unlimited entrance to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Access to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and the HMS M.33
  • Access to the National Museum of Royal Navy Portsmouth
  • Access to the ‘Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition
  • Access to Actions Stations interactive exhibit
  • Access to Boathouse 4 exhibit
  • Access to the HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum (Gosport)
  • Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower (Gosport)
  • A harbour tour
  • The Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition

What You Don’t Get

  • Access to special event days
  • Access to Laser Quest
  • Access to Mini Ports
  • Travel to and from the venue
Please Note:
  • You can amend your booking to a different time and date 48 hours prior to the event
  • This event does not include travel to or from the venue

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