Coronavirus Update: Re-opening our doors from Monday, 17 May 2021


Following the recent update from the UK government in response to COVID-19, we can confirm that we will be re-opening Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Monday, 17 May 2021. Due to current restrictions, some indoor or enclosed areas may remain closed or only permit limited visitors at any one time. You can check out exactly what's available on each of the attraction pages on this website.

Our re-opening is in line with the latest UK Government guidance and we will continue to review and follow the advice published. 

Your health and safety remains our top priority and, like before, we have additional hygiene and safety measures in place throughout Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and our Gosport sites, including enhanced cleaning, sanitisation stations, one-way systems and social distancing markers.

To allow for social distancing, we are still reducing the number of visitors we welcome each day, therefore pre-booking essential. Timeslots to book your visit again will be back online from Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - so for those of you visiting us who already have tickets, make sure you use your returner ID (sent to you in your emails) to book your time slot in advance.

We will be requesting all those who visit to check in using the QR code as part of NHS Test and Trace at entry and also at key points across our sites, please ensure that you have already downloaded the app before your arrival. If you do not have access to the app, we will be asking visitors to use our digital form at point of entry to input your details. More information about the NHS Test and Trace requirements and our responsibility can be found on the NHS Test and Trace website.

For unredeemed ticket, or ticket extension information, visiting our FAQ page is the best place to be kept up to date on the latest information as we have it.

If you want to get in touch or have an enquiry, our staff are expecting a high volume of calls and so emailing us at is the best way to get in touch. 

We can't wait to welcome you back!

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