History Museum

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

162 locals recommend ·
About this place
HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, Mary Rose Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations, Harbour Tours. Visitors can feel at first-hand what it was really like to serve and fight on board the ships that shaped Britain’s history – alongside modern warships of the Royal Navy.
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Tips from locals

Alison
Alison
November 2, 2021
This is the UK’s premier destination for naval history. There are several historic ships and buildings to visit…..so make sure you allow plenty of time. 18 miles away.
Ruth
Ruth
September 19, 2021
Definitely worth a visit to nearby Portsmouth if you like history , HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, The Warrior and the M33 Gallipoli gunship all in one place .
Zoe
Zoe
August 30, 2021
Great day out visiting HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. Combine it with a trip to Gunwharf Quays for a really full day. Drive to Gosport and catch the ferry across to Portsmouth
Paul
Paul
August 29, 2021
A great family day out
Clare
Clare
August 19, 2021
A must visit to see the rich naval history of the area.

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Location
England, PO1 3LJ
Phone+44 23 9283 9766
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
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