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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: The Eleven...
Ranked #2 of 128 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: Featuring 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, the Harbour Tours, andd 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 1, 2013

I bought a ticket which inc' the opportunity to visit HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, Mary Rose Museum, the RN National Museum & have a Harbour Tour. The ticket cost me £24 asa geriatric & can be used again over the next 12 months. This is just as well because there is so much to see and most is worth a re-visit anyway. Difficult to find any faults & I would recommend paying a visit if you have even the remotest interest in the sea. I would suggest allowing loads of time to look around....you'll need it!!!

Thank Neil E
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Already many positive things have been said about this wonderful attraction so no need to repeat them. We took our daughter, Lynn, and grandson James (aged 5) and he and I spent 30 mins+ (£10) in a motor boat on the pond avoiding icebergs, lighthouses etc -- great fun. The Georgian Tearoom is actually a restaurant with very keenly priced food on offer eg I had a delicious large fresh baguette with cheese and ham for £4.95 and the busy staff were exceptionally polite and efficient. Unfortunately our 5 hours there were not enough to see even a small part of the attraction but with the 1 year tickets we look forward to making many return visits.

Thank granPaisley
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The dockyard is full of areas that are well worth taking the time to look at. Along with the Victory there are several interactive museums . There are several eating areas and a boating area for the children to have a go at controlling miniature ships. There is a antiques shop near the entrance that is well worth a visit..

Thank inside36
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited the Dockyard with our 6 year old Grandson. Having used the park and ride which was fast and cheap we only had a short walk to the dockyard entrance. The ticket office has two queues, one for ticket holders (5 queuing) and one for on the day payments(100 queuing). After queuing for 20 minutes with our Grandson getting bored we noticed voucher holders using the shorter queue so we joined them and obtained our tickets right away!

With our Grandson being young we avoided the museum type attractions and looked at the Warrior, Victory and Mary Rose followed by a boat trip. The Warrior required no queuing, the Victory about 15 minutes and the Mary Rose was a timed ticket. The boat trip was very popular so get there early and sit on the starboard side if possible as most of the commentary is directed to the attractions on this side.

The tickets are valid for a year so we will go again and do the museums and Mary Rose. With a young child with us we were unable to stop and read about the attractions in any detail. There were also one or two attractions for children which we did not have time for.

Although the cafes were not overly expensive we will probably take a picnic next time to save time; there is a picnic area near the main entrance.

Re access to the attractions: Warrior has a ramp to the main deck but steep steps to all other parts. The Victory requires using steps to get around the various decks. The Mary Rose exhibition has steps and lifts.

Take a camera as there are numerous photo opportunities.

Thank AnthonyLudgershall
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This large area is now run by a trust and it was really useful being able to buy tickets on line before arriving so we did not have to queue on the day. It was a shame this did not include an option to buy tickets for the Spinnaker tower as well. There was something if interest for all ages, and we took 2 days to see the main sights. The catering was unremarkable and a bit expensive, but there was nowhere to sit to have your own sandwiches. We appreciated the notice board on the Nelson Museum balcony which tells you what ships are in the navy harbour. overall a very good experience.

Thank Diana T
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