Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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HM Naval Base

  • Action Stations: 02392 893338
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard General Enquiries: 02392 839766

Action Stations is a hi-tech visitor attraction that offers visitors of all ages an insight into the modern day Royal Navy. As well as two climbing exhibits, a weapons range, a Merlin Flight Simulator and a 6-axis motion simulator, Action Stations also boasts a 275 seat auditorium for the daily showings of 'Command Approved' (Cert PG.) The auditorium is also host to the No6 Independent Cinema. Action Stations offers an excellent setting for corporate events and conferences, various educational workshops and team building activities, as well as a fun-packed venue for children's birthday parties. At Action Stations, taking off in a helicopter and flying the Royal Marines into battle is something visitors will never forget. In fact, they might find it hard to remember it’s just a full-size simulation – one of dozens of hands-on activities (including the UK’s tallest indoor climbing tower, fitted with an automatic safety delay system) providing a taste of life in today’s Royal Navy.

Further information

Opening Hours:

April - October Daily 10.00-17.30 November - March Daily 10.00-17.00 Closed on 24th 25th 26th December


A Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site ticket is valid for one year with unlimited entry to all of the attractions on site. These include: Action Stations, the New Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Jutland experience, Boathouse 4, M.33, HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Online prices All Attraction Ticket Adult £28.00 All Attraction Ticket Child (5 -15 years) £12.00 All Attraction Ticket Senior (60+) £25.20 All Attraction Ticket Student £25.20 All Attraction Ticket Family 1+3 (1 adult and up to 3 children) £36.00 All Attraction Ticket Family 2+3 (2 adults and up to 3 children) £60.00 Gift Aid your ticket for us to claim back the tax. For further information on visiting please telephone 02392 839 766 or visit

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Meeting room available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Conference facilities available
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Refreshments
  • Auditorium
  • Cinema/film screening facilities
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Baby changing 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, Mary Rose Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Visitor Centre, Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860 and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Please call 02392 839766 for further information.


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Touch exhibits
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Primary school education service available
  • Early years education service available

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