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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

| Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
+44 23 9283 9766
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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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| Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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Reviewed today

The staff are excellent and eager to help you get the most out of your visit. The Dockyard guide book is £5 and worth it to help plan your visit tho' we did buy a number of others over the days for more detail on...More

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Reviewed today

This one attraction alone would make it worthwhile to travel to Portsmouth. For anyone interested in history, it is a must see. Great fun for children, too. There are 11 places to visit or things to do, so plan more than one day and thus...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were in Portsmouth and were early for an evening ferry. We decided to visit the dockyard as the only alternative was a shopping centre! We were quite surprised to discover the price for only two attractions but decided to go in. The harbour trip...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my parents to visit the dockyard.We all loved it!Ships are very well kept,the staff is very informative,you can ask questions and they give you all the answers you want. It’s a great experience to visit it,you can go inside the ships and your ticket...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fabulous day out. Really great value and staff so helpful and knowledgeable. Tip 1 is buy online ahead - a considerable saving. Tip 2 do the Waterbus (50 maximum and takes you to the submarine and museum) and the Harbour Tour (250...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If it’s open until 6 you feel like an inconvenience to the cafe arriving at 4:30 as they close at 5 customer service appalling. Lots to see if you can put up with kids screaming about misrable cafe staff No blue badge parking for miles....More

Thank Dryws D
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VE_Team_PHD, Manager at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for leaving us a review, I'm sorry to see you did not enjoy your visit. I will pass your feedback regarding the cafe staff on to the company who manage the cafes on site. There should be blue badge parking available in our...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out! I took my 6 year old son and his Grandma. We all had a super day (despite the heavy rain in the morning) we had previously visited just under a year ago (tickets are valid for a year) There were some extra...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

highly recommend a visit if you have ever been aboard a submarine or not very interesting and informative plenty of things for kids to touch and press ! and of course the ex sun dodgers are very well informed you can ask them anything the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was on annual leave and had a lot of time to kill by myself. I popped the postcode provided on the website into the satnav and was direct straight to the large and welcoming car park next to the historic dockyard. I paid £39...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to do and see that you really need a very full day or perhaps return. The full tickets are valid for 12 months, so a return is certainly to be encouraged. Action Stations is a VERY hands-on experience. We had to...More

Thank Simon G
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lynjonno201
August 16, 2018|
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Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hiya, we can't put the free carers ticket online I'm afraid, but you can just collect them at the visitor centre when you pick up the rest of your tickets. We just need some sort of proof of status such as a disabled bus... More
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davidwilliams1946
July 12, 2018|
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Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hiya, yes you can purchase tickets for 1, 2 or 3 of our attractions. For an adult it's £18 for 1 attraction, £25 for 2 attractions or £32 for 3 attractions. We do offer discounts for over 60's, students and children as well... More
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Ed R
May 7, 2018|
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Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hiya, Unfortunately no, only guide dogs or assistance dogs with the appropriate documentation are permitted on site, this is due to a naval base bylaw as we are part of a working naval base here. Best wishes, VE Team
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