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What travellers are saying
- Fantastic place to visit loads of artifacts very informative and there is plenty of guides walking round to answer any questions or queries you may have plus a 4d cinema definitely recommend a visit but take your own sandwiches as cafe is very expensive public parking two minutes walk awayWritten 24 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is the third time my wife and I , with friends ,have visited this dockyard,with the ultimate experience ticket . we had such an amazing day walking around some of the exhibits,starting with H.M.S. Warrior, then H.M.S Victory ,and of course the Mary Rose, the ultimate experience tickets allow numerous visits within the year. Believe me when I say that you will need numerous visits to take in this marvellous place . The Staff are so knowledgeable, and get into their individual roles with such enthusiasm. And no we have still not seen all of the exhibits,museums,etc .we cannot wait to visit again from DerbyWritten 14 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Brilliant experience and views on 3 different floors. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. We arrived about an hour before sunset so enjoyed the views during sunlight and in the dark. Visited the cafe and had cream teas and a cake with coffee, tea and hot chocolate, all made to a very good standard. The only thing that let the experience down was that it was quite cold inside. They did have portable heaters but we could still feel the cold. If it had been warmer, I’d have given 5/5Written 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- HMS Warrior is one of the lesser known exhibits at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but still a "must visit" to anyone at all interested in naval/social history.
There is a "free flow" system around the ship, but also professional reenactors and voluntary guides.
Fascination ship, well laid out, and you can easily imagine what life on board was like as well as understand the significance of the Warrior. Made much better by on board guides.
(There are quite steep steps on board and very limited head room).Written 29 November 2023
- Brilliant tour on the HMS Victory. Simon our tour guide was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable and always open to questions. A must do for lovers of history.Written 3 December 2023
- Thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip to the gunwharf. We had pasty and coffee in a local bakers shop which although quite expensivLots of shops and a cinema which is good value. If you keep your parking ticket and get it stamped in the cinema when you watch a film theboarking is free. There are many places to eat and drink also and the views are fabulous.Written 20 November 2023
- There’s something for everyone, whatever the age. So brilliantly curated. Fantastic, interactive activities and the stories are very well told. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Great value for money.Written 30 November 2023
- Very interesting to see and the fact that it was free was even better. Really great to wander around the tunnels. My favourite part was seeing the old graffiti from the guards many years ago.Written 23 October 2023
- Really interesting museums onsite so many different ways to take in info. Movies, exhibitions and interactive sections. My wife and I found out so many interesting stories and facts. We also spoke at some length to a volunteer, Tim who gave us a really interesting insight into life onboard a nuclear submarine. Was really good to hear first hand experience and his stories were so engaging, answering all our questions along the way. The whole site was really engaging and would recommend you give yourself 4-5 hours at least to cover as much as you can. But really you could easily go when it opens and leave when closes and then come back next day too.Written 30 November 2023
- Overshadowed by its famous nearby attractions/museums but a great place and a different perspective of local history.The museum was about 5 mins walk from our hotel so we chose it as something to kill an hour or so before we drove back home. We were there for 2 hrs and still didn’t really do it justice. The Sherlock Holmes collection alone took us close to 90 mins & we dashed through the rest in 30 mins. On the same weekend break we did the usual Historic Dockyards, D-Day Story visits and whilst those were really informative, in a way this museum was more enjoyable. A calmer pace, a little less pomp & more quirk & exceptionally welcoming staff. Would definitely go back to visit at a slower pace.Written 5 October 2023
- Unfortunately the area is closed until April but we walked around and got a good idea of what it would have looked like. Good fun to see the place that Henry 8th watched the Mary Rose fromWritten 21 February 2023
- This certainly isn't my first trip to Staunton Farm. In fact, when I lived in Hampshire, I had an annual pass - that's how much we enjoyed it. Since moving further afield, we haven't been in that general area. As he loves animals, my wife and I decided to take our two year old on his birthday. Not a lot has changed since we last visited - it's obviously more expensive (£10pp whereas I think a few years ago it was around the £8pp mark), but I still think it's relatively good value. Even though it isn't big, it is certainly a nice way to pass a half-day/day. Car parking is free, once you get the code from behind the reception.
One thing I really like about Staunton is the way it gives opportunities to local people in the community. It feels less like a business set out to make lots of money, and more like a place where people interested in gaining skills
My only complaint is the people working in the cafe weren't the friendliest, and in my opinion, could do with some customer service training. One of the women was rather brusque when I asked whether she could open up another part so we could have our lunch - it seemed like we were an inconvenience. The food offering however is excellent.Written 28 November 2023
- Far more good experiences than I have had bad! Would still use over Red Funnel any day. However was annoyed to find car scratched badly on roof after sailing. Only discovered when I got home.Written 20 October 2023
- enjoyed it highly recommend it be careful of the chavz. of Portsmouth. bit overrated, as air density pollution can be high,, too many people travelling, boats the fumes,, ferrys ..etcWritten 18 November 2023
- Show was brilliant , was spoilt by the very poor sound system .
Unfortunately the seating is very cramped so not the most comfortable , toilets were not the best , very small and not looked after very well , water leakage everywhere and not particularly clean .
Very hot , doesn't appear that there is an air con system . I realise the Theatre is old , and money is tight and it is difficult to maintain .
But wouldn't choose to see a show there again . At the very least sort out the sound system .Written 13 October 2023
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