HMS Victory

HMS Victory

HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy.

Come visit HMS Victory and experience...

  • The Great Cabin, where the Battle of Trafalgar was planned.
  • The spot where Nelson died.
  • The once crowded decks where over 800 men lived, worked and fought.
HMS Victory

HMS Victory is currently undergoing a period of restoration and visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the process taking place on the oldest commissioned warship in the world and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero and his stunning victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Her topmasts and rigging have been struck, or taken down, and her planking is under investigation. This is nothing unusual as wooden ships like Victory needed constant care and attention from the day they were launched. These repairs are simply the latest in a long tradition of regular upkeep.

The last time HMS Victory was seen without her top masts was back in 1944, so this really is a once in a life time opportunity to see HMS Victory under-going such extreme maintenance. Interestingly, with her topmasts down, Victory will look much as she did after the Battle of Trafalgar when she had to be towed to Gibraltar for repairs.

From April 2014 our great value All Attraction tickets give entry to all of the attractions for 1 entire year...

  • The NEW Mary Rose Museum
  • HMS Victory
  • HMS Warrior 1860
  • NEW HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, plus the Royal Marines Museum and Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower*
  • National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth including NEW Hear My Story Gallery and NEW Racing To War Exhibition
  • Action Stations
  • Harbour Tours

* Included in All Attraction tickets purchased after 4th April 2014.

Group visits

If you would like to visit with a group of 15 or more people please call 023 9283 9766 for more information. Up to 25% discount is available and you can book your time slots in advance.

Education visits

Experience life on board the world's most famous warship, learn about the real lives of the crew, and uncover the inspiring story of Horatio Nelson and how the battle of Trafalgar was won.

Visitor announcements

As HMS Victory is currently undergoing restoration, please check our announcements page before visiting. We will update this page regularly, so you are aware if there are any areas affected.