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HMS Victory

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HMS Victory

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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.
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TheBedfords2030 wrote a review Today
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This was a great ship to look around. Although it was a bit of a whistle stop tour with my 8 year old it was still an interesting bit of history. We particularly liked the actors that were dotted around the ship dressed as different workers who had lots of useful and interesting information to share.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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brixtontrev wrote a review Oct 20
london1,468 contributions167 helpful votes
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A hands on or should it be 'feet on' experience of a ship of the line. Obviously cleaned up and immaculately conserved it doesn't give much away about what the conditions were like for those living and working on board when she was at sea and in the midst of battle. The highlight for me was visiting the place where Nelson fell, his day cabin and his night cabin and bunk. I have nothing but respect for those who lived and worked on board after seeing where they bunked, where they worked and the limited space they had.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Halcatra wrote a review Oct 19
Edinburgh, United Kingdom483 contributions101 helpful votes
It is an amazing place to visit, so beautifully preserved and maintened. An absolute pearl of the Historic Dockyard. There is an audioguide included in the visit. I must say it is a really good one, it takes you back to 1805 to the times of Battle of Trafalgar. It makes the visit on HMS Victory even more special as you can discover the ship from the perspective of its most famous commander, Horatio Nelson. Incredible experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah B wrote a review Oct 11
Braintree, United Kingdom96 contributions7 helpful votes
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Amazing ship. Sympathetically restored. Audio guide was great in informing you of the ship and crew and battle of Trafalgar and nelsons untimely death aboard her. It's a 200year old shop so expect narrow steps, uneven walkways, low lighting and very low ceilings. But it is authentic and an amazing history lesson. I loved how you could view the hull of the ship in dry dock at the end. Allow 2 hours. More if you listen to every commentary and take copious photos as we did!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JamesKent wrote a review Oct 4
Kent, England206 contributions94 helpful votes
The trip round this ship is greatly enhanced by an excellent audio guide, which is included, and adds real depth and atmosphere to your visit
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Date of experience: September 2020
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