All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Museum

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3JL
023 9283 9766
Average time spent - 5 hours
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Things to do at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard review

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is right on the Portsmouth seafront, just along from Gunwharf Quays. It’s a full day of fun and adventure for the whole family. Prices range from £24 to £39 depending on what you want to do and if you plan on going back another day. 

Just walking around the dockyard will show you what they have to offer. It’s almost impossible to do it all in one day. We always start with a look around HMS Victory which blows our mind. The ship is as it would have been in 1759 and gives you a real feel of what it would have been like for those living on the ship.

You can view The Mary Rose from the viewing platform and really take in it’s history. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has everything from interactive museums to keep the kids amused to detailed harbour tours for those who really want to dig down deep into naval history. 

All the dockyard is accessible. You really can spend all day here and keep coming back and discovering more. For a full list of attractions please follow this link.

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FAQ and Further Information Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Is there food and drink available?

They have two cafes and a restaurant. We tend to bring our own food and sit in the courtyard to look out over the water

What are the main things to do?

A good range of historical attractions including ships, museums, boats, harbour tours, laser quest and more.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. The ultimate explorer tickets are by far the better value if you have time to visit lots of places. This is £39 for an adult and £29 for a child. The ticket lasts all year and you can visit as many places as you want as many times as you want.

Is there parking?

Parking is in the multi-story charged car park which takes cash or card. It’s about a 5-minute walk but is flat.

When are they open?

For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Guest post – With thanks to Laura from Things to do in Hampshire with kids

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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