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.

“Well worth a visit”

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
Ranked #2 of 117 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Featuring the NEW Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus NEW for April 2014, HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine.Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
High Peak
Level Contributor
119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The gateway around the dockyard can get a little busy at peak times but the queues move along relatively quickly so persevere as it is well worth a visit with attractions that you will see nowhere else. The entry price can initially seem a little steep until you realise that it allows entry for 12 months. Whilst I appreciate that for most people they will probably have one stay in the area in that period but it is still handy to know that you don't have to do everything in one day. Given the fact that two of the attractions are on the Gosport side of the harbour (with a ferry trip included in the price involved) then this is a distinct advantage.
I last visited the Victory over 25 years ago and the age has not diminished it as it is still a special site and the new Mary Rose museum is a massive improvement on what had been there before.

My own kids are now adults so did not try the kiddies area so cannot comment on that but an novel experience with a pub and a fish and chip shop just outside the gates who could ask for more?

Visited May 2014
Thank Peter J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

5,759 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
130 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent value, so much to see.”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We purchased the ticket covering all exhibits for GBP28 each which is valid for 12mths. To see all exhibits properly will take nearly 2 full days so if you are a visitor to the area who cannot revisit, you need to plan your time or it might be worth buying individual tickets to a limited number of exhibits. If you are able to visit multiple times in the 12mths or can devote in excess of a day it is excellent value. There is an amount of duplication in the information presented in the individual exhibits particularly regarding Nelson and the Victory but this allows each exhibit to be self contained. It is hard to pick a favourite exhibit but the hands on exhibits of the Victory and the Warrior are fantastic. That said the amount of information in the Mary Rose exhibit is hard to beat but make sure you get there first thing as the Mary Rose will get crowded which makes it very hard to take in the large amount of information presented. Don't miss the Apprentice Exhibit if you at all technically minded.

Visited June 2014
Thank ColinLSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mary Rose”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Fabulous day out for all the family. Includes trip to HMS Warrior and Victory. A great family day out. Well worth a trip to Portsmouth

Visited May 2014
Thank 595theburts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“World class experience”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Portsmouth is fortunate to be the home of the Royal Navy and now its historic dockyard. the history of these Islands is encapsulated in visits to famous ships and interesting inter active museums. You do feel part of our history as you walk around and whilst sometimes crowded its always possible to stand and stare and reflect on our past...................................
A great, great day out!

Visited June 2014
Thank brendan G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hadleigh suffolk
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“new areas open”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We visited last year and there is now a new part opened which was interactive and lot for kids to do. Its only been open two months so well worth another visit if you went last year

Visited June 2014
Thank tiggerira
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Portsmouth Historic Dockyard also viewed

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Been to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing