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“Not just the Ships”

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Ranked #3 of 130 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I visited the museum for the first time on over 20 years so that I could see the Mary Rose in her new museum. You can buy an individual ticket for a single exhibit or an all in ticket which allows access to all ships as well as the museums, harbour tour and the submarine museum. There is a lot to see but the all inclusive ticket gives entry for a year so you can go back and visit anything you missed the first time.

Thank Gary N
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the dockyard Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday.
Mary rose is a must have very interesting .
Son found it great with interacting screens .
In fact so much to do , it’s great we had two days.
Hms warrior where my son had a bracelet made.
Hms victory loads to do and see you won’t be disappointed !

Thank 72mechelle
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nice tour suitable for children. If only it was signalled and warned that Mary Rose is not included !

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Firstly ive got to mention that this is my sort of place....if i could i would have ditched the wife and kids and visited alone for 3 days!!! Warrior and Victory are fascinating even to a non-historical person, i don’t believe there is any other museum experience like this in the world. Standing and contemplating the stunning image of Hms Victory and the 65000 tonne aircraft carrier Hms Queen Elizabeth in the same eyeshot renewed my pride in Britain ( which was flagging just a little). I know even my wife and mum were interested in the historical (mum bought us to Mary Rose when we were kids). My kids are young (4 and 2) but the tours were just right to keep them occupied at exploring. The annual pass is cheap and i will certainly be revisiting this year!!

Thank bigH1979
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Historic Dockyard is an ok place to visit, although you now have to pay an entrance fee just to go in and have a wonder round which had spoiled it.

Thank busbylewis
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VE_Team_PHD, Visitor Experience Team at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Busbylewis,

Thank you for your feedback. It is still free to generally wander around the site if you are not visiting the attractions. You can visit the shops and cafés this way as well. On arrival, you just need to pick up a free site access ticket to wander in.

Kind Regards,
VE Team

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