Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Are you ready to visit one of Britain's top museums for naval and maritime history?

Spend a day out in Portsmouth at your own leisure, relax onboard historic ships, explore museums or kick-back in cafés and restaurants, taking in the historic surroundings of this fascinating working dockyard. 

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Enjoy a day out in Portsmouth for history-lovers

Visit this Hampshire museum to see King Henry VIII's iconic flagship, the Mary Rose, which was sank in battle in 1545, then raised again in 1982. Thousands of original objects recovered from the wreck provide absorbing insight into Tudor life. 

Take in the splendour of Horatio Nelson's legendary warship, HMS Victory, or take a deep dive into Britain's only remaining WWII submarine, the HMS Alliance! 

The National Museum of the Royal Navy brings 350 years of history to life. Here, you can discover all there is to know about Britain's naval history, right up to the present day.  

Sail away at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard today!

With so much to see and do, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a site that deserves more than a single day's visit! Consider buying The Ultimate Explorer ticket to save money and visit as much as you like for a whole year! 

The Ultimate Explorer - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Enjoy unlimited access to 10 attractions, waterbus and repeat visits for a year with the Ultimate Explorer pass at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Available to 3 April 2025 Portsmouth

HMS Victory

Step aboard the HMS Victory and catch a glimpse into Britain's maritime past on board the Lord Nelson's flagship in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Available to 3 April 2025 Portsmouth

Mary Rose

Discover the flagship of King Henry VIII, from it's time in battles to it's grand recovery at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Available to 3 April 2025
Victory Gate,
HM Naval Base,

How to find us

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 our 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 rail: 

South Western Railway 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.

  • Toilets
  • Changing facilities
  • Paid parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Shops and cafes offering food and drink

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What support is offered for people with disabilities at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's staff are there to help make sure that you have a great day out, so please do ask them if you require additional support.
  • Whilst the military base does not allow animals on site generally, an exception is made for assistance animals and guide-dogs who are permitted in all areas.
  • They also offer carer tickets free of charge if you would feel more comfortable bringing someone to support you in your visit. This is particularly recommend for visually impaired visitors to help you negotiate some of the uneven flooring and difficult spaces.

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