Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

About Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Featuring the New Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine. Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, there's plenty to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. Discover why the ships built and harboured at the Dockyard led the way in terms of technology and innovation and how they changed the world

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.

Helpful information about Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

You can travel to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard several ways,

By road - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27, follow the brown and white signs to 'Historic Dockyard', which will lead you directly to the car park located only 400 yards from the entrance at Victory Gate.

Park and ride service also available, it runs seven days a week and is situated at a purpose-built location on the M275 entrance to Portsmouth.

By Sea - Ferry services operate from France, Spain, the Isle of Wight and Gosport on a regular basis

Rail - South West Trains run frequent trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, with a journey time of only 90 minutes. There are also regular services to and from Southampton Central with links to the South West and the West country. Portsmouth Harbour train station is only 200 yards from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


Tickets are priced at £38.00 for adults and £25.50 for children. With discounts available for seniors, students and various family packages.

An all attraction ticket includes the following:

  • The Mary Rose
  • HMS M33
  • HMS Victory
  • HMS Warrior 1860
  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum
  • National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth
  • Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower
  • Royal Marines Museum
  • Action Stations
  • Harbour Tour

Where to stay in Portsmouth for the Historic Dockyard

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Things to do near this attraction

Whatever your age there are many local attractions around Portsmouth that’s sure to keep everyone happy. Portsmouth boasts 20 museums including the the famous Charles Dickens Birth place. Other places not to miss out on include Southsea Rose garden and the stunning Emirates Spinnaker Tower, giving you a 350 degree panoramic view of the south coast.

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