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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth



Opening Times

Summer opening times: 10am-6pm daily (last entry at 4.30pm) Open every day of the year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


02392 728 060

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Children can see and experience first-hand what it was like to serve on board the ships that shaped Britain's history, and what it is like to be in the Royal Navy today.

There is so much to do and see at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - an enormously busy day out for the family with plenty of activities for all, from boat trips, to museums and exhibitions to laser games.

Here's the lowdown on a few of the highlights:

HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860

You can go aboard and look around these wonderful historic vessels.  HMS Victory, the world's oldest commissioned warship, took part in the Battle of Trafalgar and is where Nelson died. HMS Warrior 1860 is still afloat in the harbour and is the only surviving member of Queen Victoria’s Black Battle Fleet.

Action Stations including new Laser Quest

Fantastic simulators, interesting experiments and physical challenges - a hands-on experience of being in the Royal Navy!  Laser Quest is for 6 year olds and upwards and is an indoor laser tag adventure inspired by real life challenges of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Harbour Tours

45 minute tours where you can take in breathtaking views of the harbour and see some important Royal Navy vessels.

Check out 'View Owners Website' for more details and when booking don't forget to mention Away with the Kids.


Adult: £23.50 Child: £17.80 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £69.50 Save 10% on these prices by booking online - click 'View Owners Website'. An additional cost applies for entry to the Explosion Museum & RN Submarine Museum with a waterbus trip.


Car parking is available on site.

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