General opening times
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opens from 10am to 6pm (10am to 5:30pm November - March) throughout the year, except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Attraction closing times
Please note these are approximate timings and may vary slightly at different times of the year.
Harbour Tour is included with a site 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.
The waterbus is subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions during the winter months and its availability cannot be guaranteed, the waterbus is now operating to a winter timetable, and running Saturday and Sunday only, with the exception of school holidays. The waterbus leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior. Please see the table below for the waterbus departure times (*indicates pick up only).
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
The Nelson Gallery will be closed until 12noon on Tuesday 3rd March due to a private function.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is now operating to a winter timetable and is closed Monday and Tuesday (except for school holidays). Please check with the Visitor Centre for sailing times to the museum. The museum opening times are 10am - 4:30pm.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower is now operating to a winter timetable and is open Saturday and Sunday only (except for school holidays). Please check with the Visitor Centre for sailing times to the museum. The museum opening times are 10am - 4pm.
Royal Marines Museum
The Royal Marines Museum is now operating to a winter timetable and is closed Monday and Tuesday (except for school holidays). The museum opening times are 10am - 5pm.
From 3rd November 2014 to 20th March 2015 HMS Victory moves from free-flow to guided tours (excluding half term on the 14th to 22nd February) that last 50 mins with a capacity of 30 people for each tour, the tours have limited capacity and are available on a first come first served basis only. Your tour can only be booked in the visitors centre upon arrival. Easy Access tours are at 10:45am and 4pm and are only bookable on the day.
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.
HMS Victory is closed until 12 noon on Tuesday 10th March for a Royal Navy ceremony.
The Georgian Tea Rooms
Marine and coastal access act 2009 application for renovation of Boathouse 4
Notice is hereby given that Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake renovation of Boathouse 4. Plans showing the position of the works may be inspected at Central Portsmouth Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO1 2DX. These works form part of a new scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery to refurbish and transform Boathouse 4 into a Boatbuilding & Heritage Skills Training Centre. The scheme has been granted planning permission - reference no: 13/00822/FUL.
Some of the concrete repairs are to the undercroft, which supports the seaboard façade over the harbour. An environmental impact assessment is required to predict the in impact of these works on the tidal waters below. Copies of the Application and associated information may be viewed on line in the Public Register at marinemanagement.org.uk/publicregister.