HMS Victory

HMS Victory, Portsmouth: Hours, Address, HMS Victory Reviews: 4.5/5

HMS Victory
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK13,181 contributions
Feb 2022
Our 5yr old grandson want to see the “pirate ship” and so we made Victory our first stop. There are complimentary audio guides but we knew there wouldn’t be time to use them as obviously a young child has a short attention span! A lot of the interior deck areas are low in height and you have to watch your head - I was wearing a flat cap and one of the helpful staff recommended wearing it back to front in order to spot the beams better. To be honest you could easily spend an hour or two looking around/taking everything in but although it didn’t take us long this visit, we have one of the annual return tickets and so will be back again on our own next time. Your HMS Victory ticket also gives admission to the related museum nearby and this is also worth a look round.
Written February 25, 2022
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AlexTheJock
Wigston, UK1,296 contributions
Feb 2022
My wife, myself and two long-time friends, all in our sixties, visited HMS Victory on a cold, wet and windy day and we had a great few hours walking around both the museum and ship. We were advised to start off at the museum, which we did and this was a great recommendation as it gave us a fantastic insight into the great ship’s history before we boarded her to look around. The ship itself has been amazingly restored and the media devices we were given were superb at taking us through what we were looking at. All agreed that this was a fantastic way to spend a few hours, especially as the weather was so awful outside. The day was made even more special as both the UK’s new aircraft carriers were docked not too far away, and are an amazing sight to see.
Written February 21, 2022
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TeamEJ
North East England, UK48 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was an amazing day for the family. To make it better we also saw HMS PoW in dock. The new museum is a great starter to understand the wider history behind this great ship and the tour itself, with audio support is out of this world. Well worth a visit. If you are planning on doing more then get one of the multiple trip offers as single attraction pricing is expensive.
Written August 4, 2021
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SLeeH
Banstead, UK1,378 contributions
Nov 2021
My wife and I visited here for the first time recently and it was well worth the visit. We decided to purchase the 'Ultimate Explorer Ticket' which lasts for 12 months and you can use as many times as you like. Also, this ticket allows you to access the Harbour Tour, which was great but one you may want to do on a sunny day.

If you purchase either the one or three attraction tickets, the HMS Victory is one of the must visits. This attraction also comes with a helpful hand-held audio guide.
Written March 20, 2022
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hywelt28
Crawley, UK114 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
A great way to discover more about the Georgian navy, Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar.

You take a self guided walk around the ship (there is an audio guide available if you wish) and discover all about this era of history. The final and new part of the visit is a tour under the ship so you can see the original keel and how the ship was built.

At time of visiting (October 2020) entry is part of the Ultimate explorer ticket. Due to Covid there were queues to get on board but it was less crowded when you were on board.
Written October 30, 2020
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Richard J
London, UK1,480 contributions
Nov 2021
Stuck for time we made use of the free entry. You can access the very interesting ' boat' shed and watch the craftsman ( and women) renovating old craft as well as inspecting numerous complete boats on display An elevated gantry runs around the inside of the shed. You can walk around the outside of the various ships and visit the cafes and souvenir shops. You can also at the time of visiting get a view of the new aircraft carrier. 'Prince of Wales ' moored nearby. I have been before and done the full tour but this visit whetted my appetite for a further visit. Looking at the prices they seemed expensive, especially for a group with Mum or Dad paying but there is a lot to see and we need to maintain our heritage. The tickets are also valid for 12 months. Such a shame no 'Dreadnoughts' were preserved.
Written November 29, 2021
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M C
Oxfordshire, UK8 contributions
May 2022
Toured HMS Victory, a fabulous experience. Audio sets well worth using at no extra charge as they guide you properly around the ship, and bring the Battle of Trafalgar to life. Definitely a visit not to be missed.
Written May 14, 2022
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darren k
Milton Keynes, UK106 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Seemed rushed and parts of the ship not covered in depth. So much more could be covered in the tour. Struggled to hear what guide was saying. Think maybe some humour could be included. Maybe like some museums add some live action staff to help create the atmosphere?

Price is high for a max 50 min tour (which would have been quicker I’d guide been more mobile).

Found the gift shop on board a bit tacky I’m sure space could be used more logically other than trying to get more money out of us. I don’t like venues that force you to walk through the gift shop.
Written January 27, 2020
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,442 contributions
Sep 2021
This is an amazing restoration but beware that most of the cannons are fibreglass. Going round gives you a good idea of life on the ship although you may feel quite claustrophobic at times and also hit your head on the low beams. There are numerous levels and the directions are reasonably clear with staff to help you. An audio guide is provided which is short and informative. After visiting this ship you may be too tired for other attractions in the dockyard.
Written September 25, 2021
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Nicbean
9 contributions
Feb 2022
Great visit here, highly recommended. Took us around 1.5 hours to get round the ship then another 30 mins or so in the museum. Don't forget to get your complimentary audio guide, very good easy to use, I felt for people that didn't bother as there wasn't written information around to read.
Written February 9, 2022
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