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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds: Old Portsmouth Treasure Hunt Adventure
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The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds: Old Portsmouth Treasure Hunt Adventure

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Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into the world's largest escape room with this self-guided treasure hunt adventure!<br><br>Solve a range of cryptic clues including word games, maths puzzles, and hidden objects, as you unravel the historic mystery and discover the identity of the infamous diamond thief!<br><br>'The perfect blend of Portsmouth, puzzles, and history!'<br><br>On Horatio Nelson's last day on dry land before joining his ship to fight in the Battle of Trafalgar, he stored a valuable diamond necklace in a chest in one of Portsmouth many taverns for safekeeping. That night, the tavern was broken into and the necklace was stolen. You must solve the clues, eliminate suspects, and return to the scene of the crime to get to the bottom of this historic mystery. This treasure hunt is the best way to see the key historic sights of the city, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up true local stories of its most notorious characters and places.
$18.90 per adult
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A&LJ Blay wrote a review Nov 16
Aylesbury Vale, United Kingdom61 contributions27 helpful votes
This was a fantastic day out and there was just too much to see. Tickets are a not cheap but the experiences are well worth it . For adults a single attraction ticket is £24, the three attraction ticket is £34 and the ultimate ticket is £39 (access to all attractions) - the last two tickets allow a full year access so you can come back again if able. For two of us it was £68 We opted for the three attraction ticket as some of the attractions are very much aimed at children. We had a full day and we did rush a bit at the end. This was the last day open before lockdown#2 and there were people around but it was not hugely busy. Due to covid this was good. We visited the Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. I will review each of these separately but they were the highlights for us. There is so much to see on the site that you would need to take a few days to visit everything on offer. The shop had some lovely items on sale (not just the usual tourist stuff). We felt very safe at all times and there was plenty of hand sanitiser everywhere with one way systems in place at the attractions themselves. I would heartily recommend this as a day out (or two or three) for anyone. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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CoventryCrusader wrote a review Nov 10
Coventry657 contributions198 helpful votes
A great idea: a conglomerate of museums and ships in the oldest part of historic Portsmouth Harbour. There are over a dozen different attractions and places of interest at this site - due to Covid-19 restrictions some of them were closed, but we still had to schedule our visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for two days to visit them all available ones. All the places listed in the guidebook are worth visiting, even if you are not a fan of ships and the navy. And independently of all museums and ships, it's worth looking around because some of the objects are also interesting, even if you can't enter them. For example, the Great Ropehouse is one of the longest buildings in England (almost 1,100 feet long) and was built in 18th century. As a bonus from visiting PHD, you can also have look at the current naval port - of course, it is closed to visitors but the views are still interesting, especially when the impressive British aircraft carriers are moored (as it happened during our visit there).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Neil C wrote a review Nov 3
New Milton, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
What an amazing day out. There’s way too much to see in just a day. Highlights for me were HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, The Mary Rose and the Harbour Tour. The work that’s gone into The Mary Rose Museum is absolutely incredible.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Tooseygirl wrote a review Nov 1
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom24 contributions6 helpful votes
Visited the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Long queues for Mary Rose but well worth the wait and the museum has improved massively since our last visit. A bit pricey but as the cost supports the preservation of the the naval history I think it was worthwhile. A fantastic day, staff were brilliant and I would highly recommend visiting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sera B wrote a review Nov 1
Silverton, United Kingdom14 contributions13 helpful votes
Just brilliant, so much to see - very moving to see the Mary Rose finally. The HMS Victory tour with audio guide was real good, I learned loads about the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson. Unfortunately HMS Warrior had a power cut and was closed but we extended our ticket for a year and will happily come back again. We booked the 12 attractions ticket so had access to everything at the dockyards over a weekend and still have stuff to do next time. What a national treasure, so glad I came.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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