Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Hampshire, PO1 3LJ

National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to over 240 venues across the UK as well as 50% off major exhibitions.

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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 an Eleven Attraction 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.
  • 36 hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War: This new exhibition from The National Museum of the Royal Navy reveals the story behind the greatest naval battle in history.
  • 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).

Venue information

Opening times

50% off entry with National Art Pass (not valid for special events)

Apr – Oct
Daily, 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm) *Please allow time to pass through the Visitor Centre as you may be subject to bag checks or other security measures.

Nov – Mar
Daily, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Harbour Tours are subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions during the winter months and their availability cannot be guaranteed. The Harbour Tour leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior. Please check with the Visitor Centre for daily sailing times.

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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