Have a Royal time this May Half Term

With a jam-packed schedule of activities, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the place to be this May half term. Meet Henry VIII at The Mary Rose, visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy for themed activities and explore our historical ships and collections. We also have a brand-new exhibition on show that celebrates The Queen's loyal service to the Royal Navy. 

And the best part? With an Ultimate Explorer Ticket, you can visit now and keep coming back for a full year for unlimited visits to all our attractions. 

May Half Term Events

Join us for a week of themed activities coinciding with the celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have a variety of engaging children’s workshops taking place, as well as fun and informative resources and events for families and interactive displays for all ages. 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ultimate Explorer ticket

Become the ultimate Explorer all year round!

Enjoy a year of nautical adventures with a Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ultimate Explorer season ticket – prices starting from £39 per adult and £29 per child! 


Must-see moments this Half Term

Explore the Great HMS Warrior 1860

Step on board HMS Warrior, Britain’s first iron-clad battleship, and immerse yourself in all its Steam Age glory. Marvel at the sheer scale of the largest and fastest of all Royal Navy ships that dominated Queen Victoria’s Black Battlefleet. 

Step onboard HMS Victory today
Mary Rose Museum

Bust the Myth at Mary Rose!

Despite popular opinion, Mary Rose didn’t sink on her maiden voyage but was a crucial part of King Henry VIII’s navy for 34 years before she sank in 1545. Pop by and visit Henry’s favourite ship and examine some of the 19,000 Tudor artefacts that lay on the sea bed for over 400 years!