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May Half Term

Uncover the glamour and theatrics of the round-Britain cruise, led by Queen Victoria's favourite ship, HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this May half term. Step back in time to when the Royal Navy ruled the waves with giant iron-hulled battle ships. The event celebrates the contribution tax payers in 1863 made to the construction of each ship as they're welcomed onboard for the first time. Individual stories have been pulled from the history books as Dockyard Alive actor bring them to life.

Elsewhere, meet Captain Hardy onboard HMS Victory as you hear stories from the Battle of Trafalgar and ask questions about those who served onboard. Hold a real life flintlock pistol and pretend to be a pirate in our object handling experience or take part in a macramé making workshop and have a go at tying knots. If you're looking for things to do this May half term in Portsmouth, we've got you covered as you set sail on a voyage of discovery.

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