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“Great place shame about the food prices”

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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US$39.93*
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Entrance Ticket
Ranked #3 of 95 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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 27 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing place you can feel the history of the exhibits
However if your eating don't use the restaurant seriously expensive horrible food paid £10 for pie & chips which was horrible
The fact also that the Mary rose exhibit isn't included in the entry price was very disappointing
Apart from these issues
Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We paid for the annual pass to the Historic Dockyard & the souvenir book- it was only when my husband referred to the Mary Rose section of the book, that we were told it was now a separate museum! I did feel that we should have been told before or better signage as gather this split only happened in April. Last time we visited they were included in the same ticket.
I am a wheelchair user & asked if my husband could have a carers ticket- the answer was no as he didn’t have a ‘carers card’ I work as a welfare rights adviser for disabled children & have not heard of such a card- unless it is something provided by Portsmouth social services. I could show a carers allowance on my on line banking statement & my husband was allowed a carer ticket. Please clarify what identification a carer needs please.
Having said that- the dock yard was incredibly interesting & I am glad I have an annual ticket

Date of experience: September 2018
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VE_Team_PHD, Manager at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Carole,

Thanks for leaving us a review. The only proof of status we require is from the individual bringing a carer, not the carer themselves. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we can work to update our training.

The Mary Rose Museum now has a separate entrance at the front gate, I will pass your comments on to our operations manager and ask that we work with gate staff from both companies to better highlight this and ensure our visitors are directed appropriately.

Many thanks,
Visitor Experience Team

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

I titled it "wonderful day out and more" because more is exactly that, your entrance ticket allows entry to the Dock Yards for 12 months; which is really good because there is such a lot so see in just one day. The Victory, Warrior, Submarine museum, Explosions museum, harbour tour and much, much more, it's hard to fit it all in in one day.
There is a good café/restaurant as well as gift shops, it all makes for a great day out. Make sure you get an audio guide where available as it makes the experience so much more enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Nice to walk around the home of the British Navy when it ruled the world - and it's free - with lots of Boat shed exhitis and shopping too! although the principal exhibits you will have to pay for - i.e. The Warrior, Mary Rose, and Victory, but they're worth it. You'll need two or three days to do all of it justice. Culturally, it's one of the world's best spots.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TomEAuthor
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We booked tickets online,which was quick and simple.When you go in your bags are searched,which is a good thing and something i would never criticise.Once in its a case of what should we do first.Just to make it clear its not a one day visit,its more like a 2 or 3 day visit.Its educational and fun at the same time.This has to be one of the best places i have visited,and would recommend to everyone.Everyone who works there are passionate about the dockyard and what it means to our heritage.It will appeal to people from the age of 5 to 75.The only problem some people might have is how steep some of the stairs are on some of the ships.Other that that its a must visit place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grahamb139
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VE_Team_PHD, Manager at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Graham,

Thank you very much for leaving us a review, we're glad to see you enjoyed your time with us. We'd certainly agree that it's best to take a couple of days to make sure you can fit everything in!
Hopefully we'll see you again during the year that your tickets is valid.

Best wishes,
Visitor Experience Team

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