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“WAY overpriced.”

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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$38.13*
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
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$47.66*
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Brighton and Portsmouth Full-Day Tour from Oxford
Ranked #2 of 130 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Featuring the Mary Rose Museum and 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 and the Harbour Tours, as well as the new Women in the Navy Exhibition and 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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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We paid about $42 in US money to get the all inclusive package to see all ships an museums and it was good for a year, but we only had a few hours.The HMS Victory was wonderful and can be paid for separately. The HMS Warrior is well restored and informative, but not an important ship. There is more than one museum, but we only had time to do the Mary Rose Museum, and that very quickly. It was interesting, but only would take an hour if we went slowly. The Mary Rose is not open to viewing yet. Also we did not take the harbor tour as it was cold and raining. I think this is a great place to take families. The price would have been worth it if we lived there, had several days, or even a nice sunny one. With only 4 hours we should have only paid for the Victory. You can prebook on line for a small savings. Cafe on site-prices looked reasonable, and choices looked good.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We inquired about viewing one of the ships. £47 for 2 adults 2 children!! Too expensive. We didnt pay it. How do they jusitfy the price??

5  Thank Ani a
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

User friendly with much of interest. Optional harbour boat tour. The new `Mary Rose` custom built ``shed`` will be open next summer. A further visit will be made !

Thank WorcesterJames
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

A friend & I decided to take a trip here. We managed to get a discount, both getting in for about £15 for their big ticket. The tickets are valued for a year but only 1 visit to certain attractions e.g.HMS Victory. We have visited twice now.
The first visit was spent looking around HMS Victory and the trafelgar experience. It was a great experience. The staff on the ship were very helpful and knowledgable.
Our second visit covered HMS Warrior, The Mary Rose and action stations. It wasn't as full a day as the previous visit. Mary Rose itself was not available to be seen as it is being moved to a new purpose built building.

This is a unique attraction. You need to be interested in the ships to make it worth while espeacially at full price. We thoughly enjoyed it. There were many school trips there and they seam to cover all attractions very quickly.

The downside is there wasn't enough information. there was an audio feed on Victory but it could be enhanced with walk about talking guide. Apart from Costa Coffee (which wasn't up to their normal standard) the refreshments were typical 1970 English standards. Come-on, we've moved on then work style cafes, we expect more.

Although I haven't completed the tour (still the harbour tour, submarines and explosive museum to do) I would highly recommend this attraction ONLY if you have a specific interest in these periods of our history. £42 for 2 adult tickets is quite expensive.

Thank peteperfect
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Amazing place of maritime history. HMS Warrior and HMS Victory are a must see. Mary Rose will be open to the public in the new year. The best ticket is the one for all the attractions as it makes a huge saving on entry prices. Looking forward to a return visit

Thank Karen P
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