Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is delighted to offer a brand new programme of interactive learning opportunities and resources to enthuse and inspire learners of all ages and abilities. Using our world-class ships, collections, expertise and facilities, our programmes provide unique and unforgettable learning experiences. Our site-based activities combine inspiring hands-on experiences with innovative digital resources to bring subjects to life

Family 1 Ultimate Explorer Ticket

A Discovery Visit is a teacher led self -guided museum visit to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 or HMS M33. We are excited to be able to offer you a choice of Discovery Visit combined with new Discovery Challenge pack for pupils and included teacher trail to support your visit. You can also now include a visit to the Mary Rose as the award-winning museum is, once again, part of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. This means you can tailor your school visit to suit your curriculum, visiting multiple attractions under the same ticket. And in addition, a visit to the National Museum of the Royal Navy galleries is included with any UK school visit booked

There is now even more to explore with our new Discover More! offer. Teachers can book this enhanced visit which includes a choice of Discovery Visit plus the choice of themed Discovery Chest and supporting Discovery Back Pack. Inside each Discovery Chest are suggested activities and resources designed to encourage pupil-led enquiry to answer key topic questions; linking hands on learning with the gallery space. Themes to choose from include: Lord Nelson HMS Victory Second World War Also included in a Discover More visit is a Discover More Back Pack. These portable activity packs for use on HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, and HMS M33. Each backpack contains a set of challenges and resources that encourage observation, discussion, and imagination to support historical enquiry and creative writing. Your group can pause, take a moment to reflect on the experiences of the sailors who lived on board and enrich their understanding to gain a greater sense of empathy. The Mary Rose Museum has an introductory talk, "Discover More!" offer with a glimpse behind the scenes at the reserve collection of artefacts not on show to the public. The museum team will help teachers orientate themselves ready to lead the class around the museum confidently.



Attractions to choose from are: HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Mary Rose Museum and HMS M33. The National Museum of the Royal Navy galleries are included for all UK school visits. The Harbour Tour is only available as part of the Ultimate Explorer ticket which gives access to all our attractions. Workshops are available at the Mary Rose Museum for £75 per class, for more information please email education@maryrose.org.

Discovery Visits

KS1 - KS3


One Attraction

£5 per pupil

Two Attraction


£8 per pupil

Ultimate Explorer

£12 per pupil

Discover More Visits

Discover More Visits

KS1 - KS3


One Attraction

£6 per pupil

Two Attraction


£9 per pupil

More Information

How Can I Book?

- To make your school booking, please complete the booking request form below. 

- UK school visits are required to be booked at least 7 days in advance.

- Schools not booked in advance cannot be accepted

- To qualify for a UK school rate, a group must consist of a minimum of 12 paying persons

- Contact information: phd.learning@nmrn.org.uk