Learning & Groups


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a fantastic range of educational opportunities visits for groups at all levels from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 5. Unfortunately because of the COVID-19 restrictions we are currently unable to accept bookings from schools or groups. We will be reviewing this policy over the coming week. However in the meantime you can find a range of resources on our websites:

National Museum of the Royal Navy 

Mary Rose Museum 

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a fantastic experiences for groups and tours. Unfortunately, whilst the site is open from the 24 August we are still unable to accept groups or tours, because of the COVID-19 restrictions. This policy is being constantly reviewed.

We would very much like to welcome you back soon though, so please do register for our e-bulletin, updating you on the latest information in relation to this offer. Please register here.


  • To book a self-guided discovery visit or one of our extensive range of workshops please complete the online booking form by clicking on the above button “Booking Forms”.

    To qualify for the UK Education discounted rates, bookings must be made at least 10 working days before the date you wish to visit. All UK education visits are invoiced post-visit on the completion of the relevant applications.

    Our sales team can advise on facilities and availability and help you to plan an itinerary for your day. Please telephone: 02392 839766 (option 3) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has produced risk assessment guidelines for group leaders which can be used to assist in the completion of a full assessment. As the needs of each group are different it is the responsibility of group leaders to complete a full risk assessment prior to visiting.

    For schools with a confirmed booking and to assist with planning and preparation, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard provides complimentary tickets for up to 3 teachers to complete a pre-visit. At weekends and school holidays this can be 1 family ticket instead. Please bring your booking reference number to the Visitor Centre to collect your tickets.

    If a school does not have a booking but would like to experience what we offer for education visits we allow free entry for one person. Please contact the Groups and Schools Office directly to arrange this.

    Please download the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard risk assessment guidelines:

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard risk assessment

    HMS Victory risk assessment

    HMS Warrior 1860 risk assessment

    National Museum of the Royal Navy risk assessment

    Action Stations risk assessment

    Royal Navy Submarine Museum risk assessment

    HMS Alliance (Royal Navy Submarine Museum) risk assessment HMS Alliance (Royal Navy Submarine Museum) risk assessment

    Explosion Museum risk assessment

    For security purposes, we do not have the facility to store lunch boxes or bags so we advise that luggage is kept to a minimum and pupils have backpacks so their hands are free for climbing ladders aboard the ships. We also advise all visitors to wear sensible shoes and dress warmly in cold weather.