Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Average time spent – 5+ hours if you visit a few attractions.

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.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Important Information

Eating – 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

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

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

Opening: Until 3 November, all attractions will be open everyday from 10am. After this time, attractions will move to winter opening times. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted

Information on accessibility

Address: Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, Hampshire, England. Phone: 023 9283 9766

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

Category – Historic attractions – suitable for all ages.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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