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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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US$37.55*
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
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US$46.94*
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Brighton and Portsmouth Full-Day Tour from Oxford
Ranked #2 of 128 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

The attraction is amazing especially the May Rose exhibit, history coming alive, it is interesting and thoughtful. Men lost their lives in a tragic and cruel way, easy to forget that when it is so long ago.
So what is the down side?
And I will add I am not someone who normally looks at cost over enjoyment
Cost as always in this country. We use our history to rip off people visiting this country and our own folk. £28,00 for adults , yes it is an annual ticket but the American family behind me are only here for the day !
The prices in the shops again were extortion, a little jar of Ye Olde pickled eggs £4.95 is wrong.
I would encourage anyone visiting Portsmouth to go and yes I will be going back. ( easy for me I live near the A3 ) to get my money's worth plus you cannot do it all justice in a day.
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Make time as there is a lot to see, read and enjoy

1  Thank Wendy P
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

A very interesting place filled with lots of artefacts and history! The years ticket is such good value which also allows you to go back as and when you like.

Thank Beccawte
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I've left individual reviews on the various vessels and attractions & will focus this review on the whole of this collection.

The entrance price is, in a word, extortionate! What a money grab! At £18 to see one vessel and £28 to see them all you have little choice but to dig deep and pay a fortune!! It cost me £112 to bring my visiting son and his 2 mates to see Victory and the few other vessels. Then we had lunch (son is a Type 1 diabetic) for another £45... ridiculous! This is overpriced, I know it costs money to maintain this centre and vessels but visitors are being fleeced!!!!

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This was a wonderful experience. The volunteer guides were knowledgeable friendly and helpful at each of the exhibits. Don't miss the submarine museum, well worth the water taxi trip across the harbour and there is a nice cafe there as well.

Thank Marion E
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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?

Thank Peter J
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