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“Excellent Family Day Out”

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Ranked #2 of 122 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: Featuring the NEW Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus NEW for April 2014, HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine.Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, 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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Isle of Man
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Family Day Out”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

My family visited the Dockyard in February, very cold but worth the visit. Make sure you leave a full day to see everything.
Excellent value for money!

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“dont bother so much wrong”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Visited yesterday & feel compelled to write this, after a lengthy drive was shocked at the price of the car park £8 for the day, park & ride only at weekends (this is a familiar phrase). Purchased a ticket which wasn't cheap, although it does allow you entry throughout the year, had to queue for a long while, then the sales staff do their talk which seems to take forever, they try to give you as much info but also upgrade tickets & guide books (more money req), once ticket has been purchased you have all attractions this is where the fun starts.
Mary Rose - ship not available
Mary Rose story -no artefacts
HMS Victory - closed
Trafalgar sail- closed
Harbour Tours- weekends only
Action stations - OK but every thing is 10 years out of date, poor graphics, non interested staff.
Boathouse 7 Restaurant, overpriced poor quality food, served by staff who gave the impression they did not want to be there, also there is an overwhelming bad smell in this building which put me off my food.
HMS Warrior was very good.
Royal Navy Museum - being redeveloped.
Ask for a site map & you are given a 2 year old out of date one.
On my way out i expressed my dissatisfaction at the ticket office, i kinda get the impression they are trying there best with many complaints, but seemed overwhelmed, the guy i spoke to was very sympathetic & offered me a full refund instantly, didn't get his name, tall with glass's & helpful.
Portsmouth dockyard sorry to be so negative but for the money & time wasted i would have had a better day in London.

Visited February 2013
11 Thank richard b
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Horley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great day out”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

loads to do and very interesting, kids loved it and theyre not easily pleased! can do a boat trip round the harbour, go aboard hms warrior and hms victory also action stations for interactive stuff

Visited February 2013
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Attempted to visit yesterday - price was unbelievable, I know it's a museum run by a charity etc, but a lot of places are and I visited many similar museums all over the country and can't think of a single one that costs so much. The first shock was when I just tried to park the car, cost £4 for under four hours, would have been even more if i'd stayed all day. The price is seriously not justified even as a lover of history - HMS Victory closed, Royal Navy Museum under redevelopment so nothing on the First World War on display, Mary Rose closed (was aware of this before I visited but not the other two), but still charging full whack. All well and good to allow free return visits within a year but it's not much good when it's a three and a half/four hour drive each way

Visited February 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Naval history.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The home of the Royal Navy past and present. If you are interested in ships what's not to like. The price is a bit steep but so are the costs of maintaining the ships.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank gretan98
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