HMS Warrior

HMS Warrior 1860

HMS Warrior, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured warship and the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day. Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent, yet within a few years became obsolete.

Restored and back at home in Portsmouth, Warrior now serves as a ship museum, monument, visitor attraction, private venue and more. Open all year round, we invite you to experience her for yourself.

HMS Warrior

Come visit HMS Warrior 1860 and discover...

  • The world’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship powered by steam as well as sail.
  • The only surviving member of Queen Victoria’s Black Battle Fleet.
  • Four vast decks and feel what life was like as a Victorian sailor on board a 19th century warship.
  • The recently opened sick berth, as seen on BBC1's National Treasures Live!

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

HMS Warrior 1860 provides an inspirational setting for learning across the curriculum. We offer a wide range of special events, hands-on workshops and self-led discovery visits.

Weddings & functions

HMS Warrior 1860 is an unique wedding and party venue, offering a blend of style, history and atmosphere that will make your event truly memorable. Download the brochure to find out more.