HMS M.33
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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  • Luciano242
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom859 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HMS M.33 Superb
    Again we came up to Portsmouth and of course visiting the Historic Dockyard. My son and I love to visit the M.33 The history of it is amazing and we love to walk inside the ship. Like the other ships in the Royal Navy museum it is in amazing condition.
    Your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon! ^SF
    Written November 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Cherriesfan99
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom2,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BE prepared to be "Dazzled" !
    If you go to HM Royal Naval Dockyard, be prepared to be "dazzled" by HMS M33, and that was the intention of the strikingly vivid camouflage on this historic WW1 ship. Considerably smaller than we anticipated HMS M33, was in an historic dry dock, and a very worthwhile ldiversion from the hi tech treatment and presentation of the nearby "Mary Rose". Without so many special effects this special ship has a charming simplicity. The crew / guides were teriffic, and very helpful.
    Thank you for the high star rating! Your satisfaction is our top priority. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care! ^SF
    Written April 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 13, 2024
  • Vicky1188
    Worcester, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HMS M33 Fabulous
    My husband visited the HMS M33 as part of the Ultimate Explorer ticket while I had a second harbour tour as I enjoyed the first one the previous day so much. He was fortunate to have a guide all to himself and was accompanied around the ship. He was fascinated by the ship and all of the detailed and informative information given. Very fortunate to be guided around the ship by such a knowledgeable and interesting guide (whose name we unfortunately don't have). Despite being smaller than the other 3 ships it was just as an enjoyable experience
    Hi there, Thank you so much for your positive comments about your recent visit with us! We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! ^NH
    Written July 1, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2024
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Graham C
United Kingdom147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Being much more humble than its mighty, majestic and glamorous neighbours the Victory, Mary Rose and Warrior, this curious little ship is probably often overlooked, but is worth a visit - not least because it is a miraculous survivor of the catastrophic Gallipoli battle of the First World War. Sadly, because the ship's weird camouflage markings were being repainted when we visited, we couldn't go on the bridge, but it is well worth spending time during your visit to the historic dockyard to have a look at this curiosity. We were fortunate to bump into a volunteer who had some useful background information, which helped to bring it more to life.
Written October 1, 2021
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José María D
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Es el barco más pequeño y "simple" de los expuestos, pero que cuenta una gran historia. Lo mejor del barco fue poder charlar con antiguos tripulantes de la Royal Navy que se encargan de su custodia y mantenimiento y que dejan lo que están haciendo para explicarte cosas y responder todas sus dudas. Muchas gracias

It is the smallest and "simple" ship of the exposed ones, but that tells a great story. The best thing about the ship was to be able to chat with former Royal Navy crew members who are in charge of their custody and maintenance and who leave what they are doing to explain things to you and answer all your questions. Thank you
Written February 2, 2020
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK2,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you go to HM Royal Naval Dockyard, be prepared to be "dazzled" by HMS M33, and that was the intention of the strikingly vivid camouflage on this historic WW1 ship. Considerably smaller than we anticipated HMS M33, was in an historic dry dock, and a very worthwhile ldiversion from the hi tech treatment and presentation of the nearby "Mary Rose". Without so many special effects this special ship has a charming simplicity. The crew / guides were teriffic, and very helpful.
Written April 13, 2024
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Thank you for the high star rating! Your satisfaction is our top priority. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care! ^SF
Written April 15, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bunnyofdarkness
Glasgow, UK537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We enjoyed the visit to M.33, not the biggest vessel but one with an interesting history. As the youngest of the vessels in the historic dockyard this feels closer to a more modern naval vessel, which makes it easier to relate to the crew and stories surrounding the ship. Nice example of dazzle paint on the hull, which is fairly unusual and within the vessel there is an explanation to how dazzle paint is believed to work.
Written April 9, 2020
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Christopher T
Newport, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Second visit to this wonderful small HMS M.33, and I was very glad I did visit her again, for I meet a wonderful gentleman who volunteers on her called Reg, who was very knowledgbale on life on the ship, from telling me and my brother about the food and drink onboard, to the use of the 6pdr guns on the bow and stern of the ship. He gladly answered any and all questions we had, also suggested the best way to look around the ship, which made it enjoyable.
So if you are at the dockyard and got the Ultimate Explorer ticket, I highly recommend a visit to this small ship.
Written March 25, 2022
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Lord Watney
east sussex294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
The visit starts with a film about Gallipoli and M.33’s role in the combat. Great depiction of the battle and tragic loss of so many young men both sides.
The tour is short and there’s not much information but the volunteer on board was gave us an extremely good talk particularly on the guns.
Written March 28, 2022
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Peter Z
London, UK1,088 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My score is 4 rather than 5 based on comparing this exhibit with Victory and Mary Rose.
There is an introductory film, but then going around the ship there is a lot to see, however, there is no specific route to follow and an absence of information about what you are looking at. It was a bit disappointing.
The historic dockyard should think about how it presents this important exhibit.
Written April 27, 2022
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Vicky1188
Worcester, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
My husband visited the HMS M33 as part of the Ultimate Explorer ticket while I had a second harbour tour as I enjoyed the first one the previous day so much. He was fortunate to have a guide all to himself and was accompanied around the ship. He was fascinated by the ship and all of the detailed and informative information given. Very fortunate to be guided around the ship by such a knowledgeable and interesting guide (whose name we unfortunately don't have). Despite being smaller than the other 3 ships it was just as an enjoyable experience
Written June 30, 2024
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Hi there, Thank you so much for your positive comments about your recent visit with us! We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! ^NH
Written July 1, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nnmercman
Camberley, UK14,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I believe M33 is one of only three surviving British ships dating from WW1 and served during the Gallipoli campaign as a monitor, firing on land based Turkish targets. The introductory video is worth watching before continuing around the ship. We met an enthusiastic member of staff who was explaining the workings of the front gun. If you look at “before and after” pictures then you’ll understand just how much restoration work has been undertaken to get the ship presented in it’s current state.
Written February 25, 2022
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Maggie P
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Unfortunately, we went on this boat after the Victory and Mary Rose so the effect was underwhelming. There was a video of some of the history of the M33 and you felt your seat shake at the blast sounds. Worth a visit. Helpful staff.
Written April 17, 2022
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