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Ticket purchase for Dockyard

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Ticket purchase for Dockyard

We want to visit the Dockyard before we catch a night ferry.I have a discount voucher which cannot be used online. Can I expect long queues at this time of the year or should I just forget about the voucher and buy tickets online? We will not arrive until early afternoon and want to make the most of our time.Thanks

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1. Re: Ticket purchase for Dockyard

It's quite unlikely you'll see long queues there at this time of the year.

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Thanks for that. Really helpful

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3. Re: Ticket purchase for Dockyard

Go early if you can - go for opening time (10am IIRC), it is easy to spend the whole day there anyway! The ticket office is inside the gates to the left. Visit the TIC directly outside, if you have time, but they do not sell Dockyard tickets, so don't bother to waste your time asking for them....

The TIC on the seafront at Southsea (near the aquarium), does sell advance tickets, however. Bizarre anomaly...

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If arriving early afternoon you should have a plan as to exactly what you are going to see. As EW says it is "easy to spend the whole day there". In fact more than a day! When we went the tickets allowed for return visits within 12 Months. Certain attractions such as "Victory" are one-off visits so you need enough time for that on first visit.

Edited: 18 October 2013, 11:39
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5. Re: Ticket purchase for Dockyard

I'm not trying to put anyone off, but it's handy to be aware...

There's a lot of work going on in HMS VICTORY at the moment, and there's a limit to the number of visitors allowed onboard at any one time.

The quality of your visit might depend on the number of 'giggly' school or foreign student groups looking around at the same time as you.

There's also a lot of low headroom stair cases to negotiate whilst you are onboard.

While it might not have quite the same historical impact, HMS WARRIOR is fully open, is a lot bigger, and there aren't the same number of physical obstacles.

The main shop inside the Dockyard, which is on the right about 100 yards from the main gate is a superb place to empty your wallet on all sorts of stuff you'll be unlikely to buy elsewhere. There's also a interesting free museum inside the same museum. Also a restaurant and bar area.

Outside the Dockyard gate, about 50 yards on your left is the 'Ship Anson' pub. It serves up excellent pub grub, and the beers are reasonably priced.

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