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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:31

Get an Annual All Attraction Ticket

Pay once, visit all year. This gives you access to many exciting attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. In addition, this includes the Harbour Tours and entry to our off-site attractions. In Gosport, there’s the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and HMS Alliance and also Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, plus use of the Waterbus service. 

This ticket now also includes entrance to the blockbuster exhibition on the Battle of Jutland exhibition.

All prices shown at the checkout are inclusive of online discount. 

Friday, 02 December 2016 08:48

General Opening Times

Normal opening times

10am to 5pm 29 October - 25 March (winter) 

10am to 5:30pm 26 March - 28 October (summer)

Please note: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is closed Monday and Tuesday until 25 March. Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is only open at weekends until 25 March. 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opens from 10am to 5:30pm April - October (summer) and 10am to 5pm November - March (winter) throughout the year, 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
National Museum of the Royal Navy - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
HMS Victory - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
Boathouse 4 - summer 4:30pm, winter 4.30pm (Last entry: 4pm)
Action Stations - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
HMS M.33 - winter 12pm - 3pm (weekdays) 10am - 5pm (weekends)
Harbour Tours - check sailing times with the visitors centre
Explosion Museum - summer 5pm (last admission 4pm), winter 4pm WEEKENDS ONLY (last admission time 3pm)
Submarine Museum - summer 5:30pm, winter 4:30pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)(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
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 (29 October 2017 - 31 March 2018) 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


HMS Victory

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.



Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:02


Friday, 04 November 2016 13:30

Christmas Party at Boathouse 4

The perfect venue for your Christmas celebration. The amazing Midships restaurant in Boathouse 4 has stunning views over the harbour entrance and the boatbuilding museum. Our selection of fine wines and great menus complemented by our fully stocked cocktail bar will give you a party to remember.

Friday, 04 November 2016 13:29

Evening reception at Boathouse 4

Located in  the heart of The Dockyard and just a stone’s throw away from the train station, our brand new Midships Cookhouse seating 120 guests is now open. With beautiful views out across the harbour of HMS Warrior and The Spinnaker Tower one side and a glass wall overlooking the boat building below, it’s an amazing space to enjoy some award winning food and relax watching the boats.

Friday, 07 October 2016 10:50

Festival of Christmas 2018

From 30th November to 2nd December 2018, 10am - 6pm. The Festival of Christmas is back bigger and better than before – with the return of all the family favourites. Fagin’s Tavern is back in the Spiegeltent, our traditional Father Christmas dressed in green with his reindeer and street performers galore. 

Friday, 07 October 2016 10:14

Boathouse 4 Portsmouth

Portsmouth (Historic Dockyard)
FREE entrance
Boathouse 4 was built in 1939 in response to the need for a rapid rearmament programme prior to the start of World War II. This vast building, incorporating its own dock and locks, is typical of 1930s military industrial architecture. Access to Boathouse 4 is free.

Friday, 07 October 2016 10:10

HMS Victory Portsmouth

Portsmouth (Historic Dockyard)
Adults £18.00, Concessions and Family Tickets Available
Follow in the footsteps of Lord Nelson as part of a new journey around his flagship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy.

Friday, 07 October 2016 08:12

Action Stations

Portsmouth (Historic Dockyard)
Adults £18.00, Concessions and Family Tickets Available
A high-tech, interactive indoor attraction housed in Boathouse 6. Find your inner ninja and try the brand-new Ninja Force assault course.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 12:43

Fagin’s Tavern

The ever-popular Fagin’s Real Ale Tavern is back in the Spiegeltent, serving up some ale and other refreshments.

Download the bar price list

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