Ship and Naval Enthusiasts

Feed your passions and love for ships

Experience a working dockyard as you take in historic surroundings and marvel at magnificent ships from the Royal Navy's past and present. As you view HMS Queen Elizabeth from a Harbour Tour, you'll feel inspired to learn more about the workings of iconic ships in our collection. 

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New discoveries await

The contrast between old and new has never been so distinct. See HMS Warrior up close as you learn about the Victorian ingenuity behind its construction or visit HMS M.33, one of only three British warships from the First World War still in existence.

 

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Explore the dockyard by water

Get up close to Royal Navy giants by water on a Harbour Tour. Feel the sea spray in your hair and see a working dockyard as you learn about the ships and surrounding area. There's plenty of opportunities to take photos of HMS Queen Elizabeth*, the UK's largest aircraft carrier alongside in Portsmouth Naval Base. 

 


“Whether you’re nuts about all things nautical or not, the Historic Dockyard is a fun day out."

- Star Magazine (2017)

 

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*HMS Queen Elizabeth is an active Royal Navy ship and from time to time will be at sea. Please check the website and social media for updates on its availability.