Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
117 locals recommend
About this place
HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, Mary Rose Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations, Harbour Tours. Visitors can feel at first-hand what it was really like to serve and fight on board the ships that shaped Britain’s history – alongside modern warships of the Royal Navy.
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The dockyards at Portsmouth are a fantastic place to learn about and explore historical ships, with hands on activities, making it a great day out for all the family. As children we spent many happy hours running about the HMS Victory!
Expensive but well worth a visit - to do all the attractions will take more than a day. Be warned that the Mary Rose Museum has its own Ticket but is the best exhibit. The Harbour Tour is a must as it is really good and insightful.
Portsmouth has a wide range of museums celebrating its connection with the sea. King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, Horatio Nelson’s HMS Victory best known for winning the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Warrior, Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured battleship, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and fun-packed…
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“One of Victorian literature's most celebrated figures was born right here in Portsmouth. Take a look at Charles Dickens' first home, featuring numerous personal possessions and photographs. How did this home influence Charles Dickens and the immeasurably popular works he went on to create? What was life like for the Dickens family during the 1810s? Take a trip back in time at this historic home.”
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“"Experience the quality and enjoyment of a visit to the 14-Screen Multiplex Cinema at Gunwharf Quays. All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals."”
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“Recently refurbished and extended. History on our doorstep. Portsmouth is key to the D-Day Story.”
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“A family favourite and very popular. HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the only remaining Second World War era submarine. Explore the decks and narrow corridors, look through the original periscope and hear the stories of those who served onboard.”
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