Love Your Dockyard

Fall in love this half term

Go gaga over maritime adventures this half term. Fully immerse yourself in our exciting half term activities, join our colourful characters and bring history to life, experience unseen pieces from our collection, and use your creativity to write a letter to the one you love.

Create memories together this half term and make the most of our amazing all-weather attractions with an Annual All Attraction ticket.

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Stories brought to life

Visit Miss Alexander on HMS Warrior 1860 and experience a very Victorian lesson in love. Master the Victorian way to predict who you will marry, learn how to keep your sweetheart’s love while miles from home and have fun with traditional parlour games.

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Top 10 things to do at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Have a whirlwind adventure this half term with our 'Top 10 things to do' whilst you tour Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. With 11 amazing attractions to explore, plus heart-stirring activities perfect for endless family fun. 

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“Last night I did nothing but dream of you…”

The great love affair of Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton will be celebrated this Valentine’s Day. During this one-off opportunity, you will get the chance to view the betrothal ring given to Emma by Lord Nelson before leaving to fight at the Battle of Trafalgar.

View the ring up close on 14 February 2018 between 1.30pm – 2.30pm in the Nelson Gallery and revel in one of history’s most hidden love affairs.



 Top questions

  Discover top questions asked by our visitors about their visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and how we can help make your day more enjoyable. 

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers an Annual All Attraction Ticket which gives you access to 11 attractions across the site. If you buy your annual ticket online, you'll save 20% on the walk up price and is our best value option. You can buy an Annual All Attraction Ticket online here.   

  • As part of planned improvements between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour Station, Network Rail are installing a brand new railway bridge on the Portsmouth main line. The work is planned between Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February. Portsmouth Harbour Station will re-open on Saturday 17 February. 

    During this time buses will replace all trains between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. Whilst travelling by train is still possible, Portsmouth Park and Ride provides an affordable route to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The bus arrives directly at Portsmouth Hard Interchange. We’re a 3 minute walk from there. You can find out more about Portsmouth Park and Ride here.