Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - The Home of HMS Queen Elizabeth
Get the best view of HMS Queen Elizabeth when she returns from ship trials in mid-December
Find the perfect view of HMS Queen Elizabeth from three different vantage points across the historic dockyard
About the new aircraft carrier
HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of the most advanced warships ever built by the Royal Navy and will be on operations for the next 50 years. The new Queen Elizabeth class carrier is 35 times the size of Nelson’s famous flagship HMS Victory and four times her length.
Six UK shipyards were commisioned to build HMS Queen Elizabeth with 11,000 people involved in the construction process. The nation's newest flagship will proudly sit alongside in dock across from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from mid-December.
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Visit 11 amazing attractions as well as view HMS Queen Elizabeth when she returns from ship trials in mid-December with an Annual All Attraction Ticket online. Save 20% on a year’s worth of fun as you explore our spectacular ships and marvellous museums.
HMS Queen Elizabeth FAQs
You can view the ship from three different vantage points. You can view the aircraft carrier from HMS Victory’s poop deck, the viewing platform of The National Museum of the Royal Navy and from the water on a Harbour Tour.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a variety of great value tickets including an Annual All Attraction Ticket. Entry is free but you will require a valid ticket to view the carrier from the poop deck of HMS Victory, the viewing platform of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and for the Harbour Tour.
The carrier will return to dock in Portsmouth after sea trials from mid-December.
Visitors are able to view the aircraft carrier from three distinct viewing platforms across the Historic Dockyard. HMS Queen Elizabeth is an active vessel, operated by the Royal Navy. Because of this, visitors are unable to visit the aircraft carrier but are able to view it clearly from different viewing platforms only.