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“Brilliant atmospheric restoration of a truly historic ship”
Review of HMS Warrior 1860

HMS Warrior 1860
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
Ranked #4 of 130 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured warship, take your breath away. Warrior, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture. Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet within a few years she was obsolete. Restored and back at home in Portsmouth, Warrior now serves as a ship museum, monument, visitor attraction, private venue and more. Open all year round, we invite you to experience her for yourself. Open daily from 10.00am except 24th, 25th & 26th December
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Warrior is an astonishing restoration of a truly historic ship, a world first in fact. She's an imposing site from the quayside and the impression of size is enhanced when on board due to the more or less unobstructed upper deck. You are free to explore from the bridge down to the engine room and magazines. The ship has been restored such that everywhere you visit is visually much as it would have been in 1860. If you are familiar with naval history you won't need a guide but there are crew members positioned around the ship to help explain the history and provide additional information. An essential part of any visit to the historic dockyard.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Well worth a visit, and more visitor friendly than the Victory' with more head room. The ship is unusual that it was built at the transition period in our history when steam was replacing sail. Large well restored ship, with lots to see, probably takes around an hour to view.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

My 10 year old son was given the chance to go through the role of loading and firing a canon. The guides are full of information.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Beautifully restored and maintained. You truly get a glimpse of what life would have been like on board.

Thank Lythia B
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

An unsung gem, space to wonder round and marvel at how men lived and worked aboard. The volunteers are very informative and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the sick bay!

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