Please note if you're taking photographs we don't allow tripods onsite.
The arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth is expected to be very popular. We anticipate that the site will be very busy over the next few days as people visit to see Britain’s largest ever aircraft carrier. The site has a maximum capacity and in order to ensure that our visitor’s experience is a safe and comfortable one, entry is by ticket only.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opening hours
10am to 5pm November - March (winter)
10am to 5:30pm April - October (summer)
except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
From April - October (summer) last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4:30pm.*
From November - March (winter) last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4pm.
*Please allow time to pass through the Visitor Centre as you may be subject to bag checks or other security measures.
Attraction closing times
Please note these are approximate timings and may vary slightly at different times of the year.
HMS Warrior 1860 - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
The Mary Rose - summer 5:30pm, winter 4:45pm
National Museum of the Royal Navy - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
HMS Victory - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
Boathouse 4 - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
Action Stations - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
Harbour Tours - check sailing times with the visitors centre
Explosion Museum - summer 5pm (last admission 4pm), winter 4pm WEEKENDS ONLY except school holidays (last admission time 3pm)
Submarine Museum - summer 5:30pm, winter 4:30pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays except school holidays)(last admission one hour before closing)
Royal Marines Museum - please note that the public galleries are now closed to facilitate the move to new premises within the Historic Dockyard
Harbour Tours are included in an All Attraction Ticket. For more information please telephone 023 9272 8060. Harbour Tours are subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions during the winter months and their availability cannot be guaranteed. The Harbour Tour leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior. Please check with the Visitor Centre for daily sailing times.
Please note that during Winter Opening (31st October 2016 - 31st March 2017) the Waterbus runs at weekends ONLY
The waterbus is included with an All Attraction ticket and is subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions, therefore its availability cannot be guaranteed. The waterbus leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior. Please see the table below for the waterbus departure times (*indicates pick up only due to attraction closing time **collection only from RNSM).
Download - Tide Information 2017
We are delighted to announce an all new hand-held audio guide.
Visitors will now get to experience HMS Victory through Nelson's eyes, when the drama of the battle unfolds, deck-by-deck, hour by hour, as the ship sets sail on September 14th, 1805.
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. We will keep this section updated throughout the course of the works.