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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, 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. Learn about the ‘greatest naval battle ever fought’, or train 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


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly 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

Winter: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Summer: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30


General Admission
Adults: £38.00
Kids: £23.50
Concessions: £34.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 kids): £60.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £85.00

More Information

Eating information

Places to eat, drink and relax... Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has a number of catering outlets throughout the site. All of these outlets can be accessed for free (except during special events when an event ticket to enter the site may be required). Enjoy a hot meal, cake or sandwich at Boathouse No.7 restaurant. Visit Costa Coffee for a warming tea or coffee or the Georgian Tearooms for hot and cold meals. With a variety of different menus there is something for everyone to enjoy!


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

Baby food facilities

There is a baby changing facility in Boathouse No.7 restaurant, Action Stations, The National Museum of the Royal Navy.


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