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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: The Eleven...
Ranked #2 of 126 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 16 June 2014

A very expensive day, but amazing exhibits. It would be wonderful if there were some sort of price break for people who cannot return: we had one day in Portsmouth but our admission was the same as for someone who lived nearby and could make multiple visits for a year. The exhibits are spell binding, however, and we really enjoyed our day. We managed to visit the H.M.S. Victory, The Mary Rose Musuem, The H.M.S. Warrior, and we also did a harbour tour. Each was enjoyable and well done. We were very fortunate in that we didn't have to wait for anything other than about half an hour wait for the harbour tour. Had it been busier (there were lots of school tours), we might not have managed to fit 4 sites in. There is lots more to see in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards and we would love to have been able to take more of the displays in but were delighted to have managed to fit in the Victory, Mary Rose, and Warrior, which is what we had wanted to see. Exceptionally well done. Our only regret is that the fire alarm went off (the school tours perhaps?) as we were nearing the end of our tour of The Mary Rose Museum so we missed the last part of the display and the gift shop. Washrooms seemed to be not readily available requiring long walks and they were hard to find, and one restaurant/tea room was shut down due to lack of power or hot water, leaving us with only an outside burger/hot dog stand, but our main goal was keep going to fit in as much as we could. This site is a must do if interested in naval history and sailing ships - absolutely spell binding!

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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.
Take your own food
Save up
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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