When: On 26 May 2018 , 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Categories: Family Events , Autumn Days Out

Day 1


Family Activities on HMS Warrior

Location: HMS Warrior

Time: 10am - 5pm (everyday)

Join us on HMS Warrior for family fun-packed activities that will test your endurance and observational skills.

Explore the ship and find a whole-host of challenges that will include:

Testing your strength by weighing gunpowder bags 

Discovering how many calories you need to consume daily as sailor

Finding out how many men are required to fire a cannon

Testing your eyesight – would you make a good lookout?


Curator's Curiosity Corner

Location: Victory Gallery

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm (26 May - 2 June)

Handle tools and objects that helped the Royal Navy keep fit across the ages at our curator’s curiosity corner in the Victory Gallery. A pair of boxing gloves, vintage swimming trunks and a mystery object connected to the Olympic Games are just some of the unusual curiosities on display.

This is also a fab chance to meet a real-life museum curator and ask them questions about their job!


Footie Fun Trail

Location: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Time: 10am - 5pm (everyday)

Did you know that football is a big part of Royal Navy fitness?

Kick-off your May half term with our footie-mad trail crowded with fun facts and scoring challenges. Simply request your trail sheet at reception when you arrive.


Sailor and Pirates

Sailor and pirate characters will be roaming the historic dockyard interacting with your family and getting involved in the fit-tastic activities. Sailors and pirates are out and about from 9.45-3.30 every day through half term in these locations:


HMS Warrior (Jetty and Café) 

10.30- 11.30 

The Ship’s Surgeon Medical Checks 

Healthy Eating at the Mess Table. 


Starboard Arena 

12.45- 1.30 

Captains Coming! 

Strong as the Military! (Exercises) 


Picnic Area HMS Victory 


Dance & Sing-a-long Sea Shanties 



All half term activities are included with a valid ticket. Valid tickets include our National Museum of the Royal Navy National Membership, the 11 Attraction Annual Pass to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and an Any 1 Attraction, Any 2 Attraction, Any 3 Attraction tickets. 

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Opens 25 June 2018, closes December 2018

Tattoos have a long tradition with the Royal Navy and Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed is a genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. This is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts. Developed by the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, this is an opportunity to see the popular exhibition as it goes on tour across the

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DAY 1 - Portsmouth Fit-Tastic Dockyard - Meet pirates and exercise like a sailor!