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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

  • Portsmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

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
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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.

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

02392 839766



Click here to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

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.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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