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Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

Team Challenge

Team Challenge ALL STAGES

Physical Education at Action Stations

Pupils work together in teams to complete different challenges that are scored to produce a winning team. There are a variety of challenges that can be adapted to the group – we will be happy to design a bespoke programme to suit.

All Key Stages

£8.00 per student.

Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

Spy Workshop

Spy Workshop KS1&2

History at Action Stations

A look at the world through the eyes of a spy, focusing on a Portsmouth based story that resulted in a not so happy ending! In this workshop, students will be sent on a secret mission around Action Stations, be put to the challenge of deciphering codes, taking part in our code and cipher workshop and exploring both modern and historic methods of espionage.

£8.00 per student.

Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

Pirate life!

Pirate Shipmates KS1

History at the NMRN

What would it have been like to be a famous pirate like Blackbeard?  Find out in this hands-on activity session. From handling a real cutlass and flintlock pistol to role play and knot tying, this session will bring to life a swashbuckling pirate life on the high seas!

£8.00 per student.

Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

Discovery Visits

Discovery Visits All

A Discovery Visit is a teacher-led, self-guided visit to one attraction within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

£4.00 for 1 attraction, £6.50 for two attractions and £8.50 for three attractions per student.

Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

What sank the Mary Rose? Experience Day

What sank the Mary Rose? KS3

Supported by Trinity House

An enduring mystery for history and science

Why did the Mary Rose really sink? Explore this continuing mystery in a two part cross-curricular workshop. Was she sunk by French gunfire? Was the ship unstable or overloaded? Were there other factors? Scrutinise the provenance of key sources and weigh the conflicting historical evidence. Test predictions relating to stability and load-bearing capacity of models. Use the scientific evidence to support or refute the theories.

Friday, 09 January 2015 00:00

Where do I get the Harbour Tour?

The Harbour Tour leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior 1860 (subject to availability).

Friday, 09 January 2015 00:00

Where are the toilets?

Toilets are situated in the following areas...

  • National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Boathouse No.7
  • Georgian Tearooms
  • Action Stations
  • The Mary Rose

Boathouse No.7 and The Georgian Tearooms are available to book for your group, even if you are not visiting the attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, details can be found on our on site page.

Friday, 09 January 2015 00:00

What disabled access is there?

Facilities for disabled visitors are listed on our accessibility page.

Coach parking areas and parking are shown on our how to get here page.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard provides experiences that can't be created in a classroom and brings history to life. All visits are designed to maximise pupils' learning experiences and depending on your curriculum, time and budget you have available there are a range of options to suit your needs.

Education Tickets


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a unique range of historic and modern venues for group visitors seeking to make their visit even more special. Pre-booked groups of a minimum of 15 people are eligible for advanced group rates. Groups who have not pre-booked will be charged a basic group rate on the day.

Group Tickets

*Prices shown include discount. Offer cannot be combined with other offers or applied for retrospectively. Offers are only redeemable online only and applies to All Attraction tickets only. The waterbus is operated on a first come first served basis and is subject to availability. Please see the full booking terms and conditions. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Registered disabled visitors to the dockyard should purchase an appropriate ticket according to their age. They are eligible to bring along a carer for free if required. A complimentary day ticket can be allocated to the carer on request at the Visitors Centre, and is included with the online ticket purchase. For more information on our accessibility, please read our accessibility page.