Discerning travellers

Immerse yourself in stories from another time

Encounter a wealth of new experiences and historic collections to explore at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Take your time to immerse yourself in times gone by and hear inspirational accounts from Royal Navy servicemen.

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Awe-inspiring collections 

Journey back in time to the Royal Navy’s past as you encounter naval ingenuity and historic collections. Become immersed in moving accounts from the men and women who served onboard Royal Navy warships or follow in the footsteps of greats in our exhibition Hear My Story.


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Must-see artefacts that inspire

For the perfect thing to do in Portsmouth, look no further than a visit to the Nelson Gallery to learn about one of history's most well-known figures, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson, as you find out about his life onboard HMS Victory. Discover unforgettable stories from Royal Navy men and women from over 800 years of history. 

“We arrived here at 11 am and left at 4.30 pm as there's so much to see. The exhibitions were excellent and looking round the HMS Victory was brilliant, so much to see!”

- Jo, Tripadvisor review