Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Victory Gate HM Naval Base

    • Phone: 023 9298 7835
    • Marketing/PR/Events/Accounts/IT: 02392 894 550

    Featuring the world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860, plus 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. Discover a great family day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 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.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opens from 10am to 6pm (10am to 5:30pm November - March) throughout the year, except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. From April - October: Last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4.30pm and the Dockyard gates are closed at 6pm. From November - March: Last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4pm and the Dockyard gates are closed at 5.30pm.


    Gate prices: Adult: £39.00 Senior: £34.00 Student: £34 Child: £23.50 (Children under 5 are free.) Family: £85.00 (up to 5 members of the same family, maximum 2 adults/seniors). Online prices (Offer cannot be combined with other offers or applied for retrospectively. Offers are only redeemable online only and applies to All Attraction tickets only): Adult: £31.00 Senior: £27.00 Student: £27.00 Child: £18.80 Family: £68.00 Gift Aid your ticket for us to claim back the tax. For further information on visiting please telephone 02392 839 766 or visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk.


    • Museums Association
    • National Art Pass

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    Facilities and services


    • Auditorium
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Cafeteria
    • Education facilities available
    • Facilities for private functions and events
    • Indoor soft play area
    • Library
    • Meeting room available
    • Parking for coaches
    • Parking for disabled available
    • Picnic area
    • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
    • Refreshments
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Study facilities
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to some public areas
    • Wheelchairs available for loan
    • Breastfeeding facilities
    • Buggy parking facilities
    • Conference facilities available
    • Wheelchair access to all public areas
    • Toilets
    • Public car park
    • Members/Friends facilities offered
    • Cinema/film screening facilities

    Facilities information:

    ACCESSIBILITY: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes all visitors. The site is, however, a working Naval Base and certain areas may present difficulties to visitors who use wheelchairs, with a restricted mobility or who are visually impaired. As a safety precaution, we ask that all these visitors are accompanied by a carer. Toilets for disabled visitors can be found in the Historic Dockyard Coach and Car Park, Boathouse No.7 and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Visitor Centre, HMS Warrior 1860 and National Museum of the Royal Navy. Please call 02392 839766 for further information.


    • Academic publications and resources available
    • Activities for pre-school children
    • Adult lectures and courses held
    • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
    • Braille information and/or interpretation
    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Direct teaching services for schools
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
    • Foreign language audio guide available
    • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
    • General audio-guide available
    • General guide to collections available
    • Guided tours
    • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
    • Induction loops in lecture theatres
    • Information point provided
    • Large print information and/or interpretation
    • Licensed for weddings
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Primary school education service available
    • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
    • Public access available to collections information
    • Secondary school education service available
    • Specialist publications on collections available
    • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
    • Touch exhibits
    • Handling sessions
    • Volunteering scheme offered
    • Online shop
    • Community outreach programme/service
    • Special educational needs education services available
    • Early years education service available
    • Regular children's club
    • Public access to stores available
    • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
    • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available

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