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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

| Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
+44 23 9283 9766
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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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| Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went to the historic docks for the first time in years well worth the visit very busy good few hours will go again

Thank broons19
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Reviewed today

We are now on our third visit using our pay for the day and return for a year ticket. We did see that this time they are now charging for the Mary Rose as a separate activity to the rest which is a pretty big...More

Thank Ben T
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Reviewed yesterday

As a 60+ it was good to get the discount on the 11 attraction visit and for a short time there was a further discount and being valid for a year is very good value for money. There is just so much to see here...More

Thank NB1957
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable day, quite a bit to see and do, the boat trip is worth queing for. Good value we booked in advance

Thank johnconaghan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We set off to the dock yard as we were given a years pass for Christmas. Entry was quick and efficient both at security and main reception. We arrived just in time to catch the boat across to the submarine museum, very interesting displays and...More

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid a short visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to register our Travelzoo voucher for a year long ticket to the attractions. While there we explored the (new to us) M33, a monitor ship that had been built in seven weeks (!!!) to take part...More

Thank bgs20086
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this attraction online via a search. Being from Scotland, we knew nothing of the local area, so read the accessibility information carefully. I’m sure it states sommewhere on the website that the Submarine museum is not in Portsmouth, but it sure wasn’t on...More

Thank Rose R
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VE_Team_PHD, Manager at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Rose R, Thank you for your comprehensive feedback regarding your visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We are most disappointed that you did not find your visit fulfilling as it is our aim to ensure that all of our visitors have a delightful and engaging...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent 3 days around the Dockyards and still didn't see it all. The Year long ticket is perfect if you have more than one day there. Otherwise best to get the tickets for 1,2 or 3 attractions. As it is summer better to get there...More

Thank warrenjShanghai
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great see new mary rose site last time visited was back in 2008. Also great to see new queen elizabeth aircraft carrier on dock. Only few problem were that we already had prebooked tickets but still had to face queue with people buying on day...More

Thank challisfamily
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful few days we spent here... Visiting the ships and viewing more on the harbour tour... Don't forget the trip to Gosport to visit the submarine section which is really fascinating. The best part of our visit; the absolute highlight was the Mary...More

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davidwilliams1946
12 July 2018|
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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
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Ed R
8 May 2018|
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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
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Jez2012
5 April 2018|
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Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Dear Jez2012, Almost all of the attractions are fully accessible for wheelchair users. The notable exceptions are HMS Warrior, where this a ramp onto the top deck and a stair lift to a lower deck, and HMS Victory, where you... More
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