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Friday, 20 March 2015 12:13

Dinner party at Boathouse No. 7

The unique and unusual venue of Boathouse No. 7 provides the perfect setting for an evening dinner. Every event is personal so we focus on understanding out clients in order to deliver a truly unique experience, providing bespoke menus perfect to fit in with your event whether it is canapés or a 3 course menu.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:26

Shared Christmas party on HMS Warrior 1860

Want to join in with others to celebrate the festive season? Then why not join us at one of our ticketed fundraising events. Book individual tickets or tables of up to 10 guests. Tickets include drinks reception, dinner, half a bottle of wine and themed entertainment.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:23

Private Christmas party on HMS Warrior 1860

Looking for a Christmas party venue with a difference? Well it doesn't get more different than Warrior. Available on an exclusive basis and tailored to suit your individual requirements your guests will be sure of a night to remember.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:09

Private tour on HMS Warrior 1860

An opportunity for your party to view the ship with selected guides for up to 2 hours out of normal opening hours. A minimum number of 20 guests applies and light refreshments can be taken on the upper deck on arrival by prior request.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:04

Conference on HMS Warrior 1860

Warrior offers the perfect setting for a meeting environment to inspire your team and fuel their creativity. The studious ships library, Officer’s Wardroom and industrial Cable Deck are just 3 of the possible locations to make use of during your time aboard.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:02

Dinner party on HMS Warrior 1860

Once pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet the ship now offers a unique opportunity to experience an evening afloat. Start with an upper deck reception overlooking the harbour then explore four vast decks before dining amid an abundance of Victorian fixtures and fittings. Your guests are certain of an event to re-member.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:53

Dinner party at Action Stations

Action Stations is the perfect venue for a wide range of events and parties. We can cater for dinner parties up to 200 guests with a large dance floor area and space for bar, band and disco.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:43

Car parking

Car parking at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

There are 295 car parking spaces at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Car Park, which is situated approximately 400 yards from the main entrance at Victory Gate. 17 of these are disabled parking spaces. This undercover car park has toilets and a baby care suite for visitors. This car park has a height restriction of 2.1 metres (6' 10"). Open 7 Days a week 7 am - 7 pm.
Charges for the car park are as follows...
Up to 2 hours - £2.00
Up to 4 hour - £4.00
Up to 6 hours - £6.00
Up to 8 hours - £8.00
Up to 24 hours - £10.00

Our car park accepts cash and card payment. To use your card, go to the car park manager's office which is located opposite the public toilets.  Unfortunately, we do not accept AMEX, and the charge is a minimum of £2.00.

Park and Ride
The brand new Park and Ride is conveniently located on the M275 offering a fast and reliable service into the city. At peak times, the service runs every 12 minutes. It is open seven days a week and stops at The Hard which is a 5 minute walk from the Historic Dockyard. 

For more information on Portsmouth Park and Ride, please visit the Park and Ride website.

Alternative Parking
If on arrival you find that this car park is full, please follow the signs to the alternative car parks locally which are signposted from Queen's Street or at Gunwharf Quays, which is within five minutes walk of the Dockyard.

There is a designated area within the car park for 20 motorcycles. If you park within these designated areas, you will be eligible for 1/2 price parking (if you park in a standard car parking space this offer does not apply) and this must be claimed from the car park office during normal opening times.

Camper Vans
There is a Pay & Display car park situated on Havant Street which is suitable for camper vans. This is around a 5-minute walk from our main entrance.

General Information
For those using satellite navigation devices, the postcode of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is PO1 3LJ, which will get you to the vicinity, then please follow brown tourism signs for the car park. The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard car park in Admiralty Road and that at Gunwharf Quays meet the most up to date standards and are manned and covered by extensive CCTV surveillance. However, as with all car parks, visitors are strongly advised not to leave any valuables in their vehicles during their visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:58

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Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

Filming & photography


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with its collection of historic ships and building makes a great location for both film and TV. We welcome all sorts of filming on our site, from historical documentaries to film and photography shoots.

All filming requests at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are to be addressed through the Press Office. We also deal with contracts and location fees. Please contact us with your individual request and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

Large scale feature filming and location work is charged at higher rates which are quoted on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to discuss filming at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, please contact the Press Office on 023 9289 1370 (ext. 2071) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below are some highlights of productions that were filmed at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard...

  • Les Miserables
  • Who Do You Think You Are
  • The Secrets of Bones
  • Stargazing Live
  • Heston’s Great British Food
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Nigel Slater’s Great British Biscuit

Filming and photography

We request that the size of film crews is kept to a minimum, due to limited space on board our ships and inside museum galleries. Filming can be accommodated Monday to Friday. We request that film shoots that rely on a quiet location and minimum disruption to the crew, takes place outside visitor hours.

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