Home to The National Museum of the Royal Navy and world-famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers several major attractions and is a must see for anyone visiting the South of England.
Visitors can engage with history and come face to face with the fascinating artefacts, ships, stories and people that helped shape our nation’s history. National Art Pass holders get 50% discount on the Full Navy Ticket. This ticket is valid for a year and allows entry to:
- HMS Victory: The world’s most celebrated warship has undergone her biggest change. A major reinterpretation of her visitor route through the ship enables visitors to follow in the footsteps of Nelson, its most famous Admiral.
- HMS Warrior 1860: The world’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship launched in 1860 and never fired a shot in anger, yet changed naval warfare forever.
- HMS M.33: Discover the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign.
- The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth: Home to Britain’s only museum dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Navy spanning several hundred years.
- Action Stations: Home to dozens of interactive adventures, including Britain’s tallest indoor climbing tower and the new Making of a Royal Marines Commando exhibition.
- Boathouse 4: A great family attraction within the Historic Dockyard, with hands-on children’s activities. There is the Forgotten Craft exhibition which pays tribute to the heroic small naval craft and crews of the past. You can also get a great birds-eye view of students practising traditional boatbuilding skills as part of the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth.
- HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum: Discover a world beneath the sea by walking onboard HMS Alliance - it’s as if she is about to leave for sea. Take a peek through the working periscopes and see, hear and even smell how life was lived underwater.
- Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower: The award-winning museum and home to a unique collection that includes torpedoes, modern missiles - and even a nuclear bomb.
- Harbour Tours: A sailor’s eye view of the Historic Dockyard, and the warships of the modern Royal Navy.
- The Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition: The story of Dockyard life during the early years of the 20th Century when the great Dreadnought battleships were being constructed
Also included in the ticket is the waterbus – a complimentary boat ride from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion (subject to availability and available on a first come, first served basis).