We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

| Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
+44 23 9283 9766
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Featuring world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus visit HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine, and the M33, the sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916. Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations, the Harbour Tours, andd the Jutland Exhibition, there's plenty to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. 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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“harbour tour” (648 reviews)
“submarine museum” (403 reviews)
“hms warrior” (614 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
| Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 23 9283 9766
Ways to Experience Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
from US$41.40
More Info
from US$362.70
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (7,088)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"harbour tour"
in 648 reviews
"submarine museum"
in 403 reviews
"hms warrior"
in 614 reviews
"mary rose museum"
in 649 reviews
"action stations"
in 398 reviews
"historic dockyard"
in 537 reviews
"water bus"
in 68 reviews
"all ages"
in 327 reviews
"annual pass"
in 150 reviews
"family ticket"
in 150 reviews
"excellent value"
in 131 reviews
"value for money"
in 246 reviews
"inclusive ticket"
in 90 reviews
"royal navy"
in 211 reviews
"on line"
in 155 reviews
"ticket price"
in 99 reviews
"other attractions"
in 150 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 6,861 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were in Portsmouth and were early for an evening ferry. We decided to visit the dockyard as the only alternative was a shopping centre! We were quite surprised to discover the price for only two attractions but decided to go in. The harbour trip...More

Thank FergusNorthumberland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my parents to visit the dockyard.We all loved it!Ships are very well kept,the staff is very informative,you can ask questions and they give you all the answers you want. It’s a great experience to visit it,you can go inside the ships and your ticket...More

Thank agataderen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fabulous day out. Really great value and staff so helpful and knowledgeable. Tip 1 is buy online ahead - a considerable saving. Tip 2 do the Waterbus (50 maximum and takes you to the submarine and museum) and the Harbour Tour (250...More

Thank turner10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If it’s open until 6 you feel like an inconvenience to the cafe arriving at 4:30 as they close at 5 customer service appalling. Lots to see if you can put up with kids screaming about misrable cafe staff No blue badge parking for miles....More

Thank Dryws D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out! I took my 6 year old son and his Grandma. We all had a super day (despite the heavy rain in the morning) we had previously visited just under a year ago (tickets are valid for a year) There were some extra...More

Thank Arraminta32
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

highly recommend a visit if you have ever been aboard a submarine or not very interesting and informative plenty of things for kids to touch and press ! and of course the ex sun dodgers are very well informed you can ask them anything the...More

Thank david c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
111
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was on annual leave and had a lot of time to kill by myself. I popped the postcode provided on the website into the satnav and was direct straight to the large and welcoming car park next to the historic dockyard. I paid £39...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to do and see that you really need a very full day or perhaps return. The full tickets are valid for 12 months, so a return is certainly to be encouraged. Action Stations is a VERY hands-on experience. We had to...More

Thank Simon G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great day out for all the family, fun for both Adults and children. Discover the history onboard HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank braggster65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our 20 mth and 6 year old boys to Portsmouth today and really DID the dockyard. So much more than one day's worth of stuff to do and see, fantastic value and the Mary Rose is awesome all on its own! Will definitely...More

Thank Carrie550
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 hotels in Portsmouth
The George Hotel
452 reviews
.38 km away
Royal Maritime Club
876 reviews
.42 km away
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
1,412 reviews
.77 km away
Ibis Portsmouth Centre
1,733 reviews
1.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Feed Cafe
340 reviews
.62 km away
Ship Anson
323 reviews
.41 km away
Tin Tin
174 reviews
.52 km away
Nando's - Portsmouth
402 reviews
.70 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Mary Rose Museum
4,448 reviews
.04 km away
HMS Victory
2,754 reviews
.01 km away
HMS Warrior 1860
2,128 reviews
.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
lynjonno201
16 August 2018|
Answer
Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hiya, we can't put the free carers ticket online I'm afraid, but you can just collect them at the visitor centre when you pick up the rest of your tickets. We just need some sort of proof of status such as a disabled bus... More
0
Votes
davidwilliams1946
12 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hiya, yes you can purchase tickets for 1, 2 or 3 of our attractions. For an adult it's £18 for 1 attraction, £25 for 2 attractions or £32 for 3 attractions. We do offer discounts for over 60's, students and children as well... More
1
Vote
Ed R
8 May 2018|
Answer
Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hiya, Unfortunately no, only guide dogs or assistance dogs with the appropriate documentation are permitted on site, this is due to a naval base bylaw as we are part of a working naval base here. Best wishes, VE Team
0
Votes