Portsmouth Historic Dockyard | Day Out With The Kids

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

See some of the greatest ships from modern history, learn what life was like beneath the waves or become a ninja warrior, all at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Anchors away!

While kids might not jump at the offer of an educational day out, this has plenty to keep fresh-faced seafarers busy: from exploring the action-packed pirate underworld in the Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition, to learning about the ‘greatest naval battle ever fought’, to training like mini Royal Marines Commandos at Action Stations. You could even test your skills here on a Ninja Force assault course - essential for all sailors.

The dockyard is renowned for its fleet of famous ships; see Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, or marvel at the only surviving boat from the First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign. You can then experience what life would have been like at the bottom of the ocean in the Cold War submarine, HMS Alliance. Every one of them is an intriguing piece of history and for want of a better word, seriously cool to see in person.

  • Learn about ships, sea battles and more
  • Test your strength as a commando or ninja
  • Step up-close to a submarine


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Victory Gate, H M Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ, England


Click here to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's website
02392 839766

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

April - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30


Full Navy Ticket (12 months entry) Gate Price
Adults: £39.00
Kids (5+): £23.50
Under 5's: free
Concessions: £34.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 kids): £60.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £85.00

Discounted tickets available online.

More Information


There are toilets throughout the site including disabled toilets. They are situated in Boathouse No.7 restaurant, Action Stations, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, The Mary Rose Museum and Port side of HMS Victory.

Gift shop

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard includes the following retailers: Nauticalia National Museum of the Royal Navy Shop Mary Rose Museum shop