Polite notice: HMS Warrior will be closed on Tuesday 15 & 17 January for essential maintenance.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opening times
10am to 5pm 29 October 2018 - 25 March 2019 (winter)
10am to 5:30pm 26 March 2019 - 28 October 2019 (summer)
From April - October (summer) last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4:30pm.*
From November - March (winter) last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4pm.
*Please allow time to pass through the Visitor Centre as you may be subject to bag checks or other security measures.
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum opening times
The Royal Navy Submarine is closed every Monday and Tuesday from 29 October 2018 until 25 March 2019. The submarine museum is open Wednesday to Sunday during the winter months. Last entry to the museum is 4pm.
Explosion Museum opening times
Explosion Museum is closed Monday to Friday from 29 October 2018 until 25 March 2019. Explosion Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday during the winter months. Last entry to the museum is 4pm.
Attraction closing times
Please note these are approximate timings and may vary slightly at different times of the year.
HMS Warrior 1860 - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
National Museum of the Royal Navy - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
HMS Victory - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
Boathouse 4 - summer 4:30pm, winter 4.30pm (Last entry: 4pm)
Action Stations - summer 5:30pm, winter 5pm
HMS M.33 - (reduced opening hours) 11.30pm - 3.30pm
Harbour Tours - check sailing times with the visitors centre
Explosion Museum - summer 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm), winter 4pm WEEKENDS ONLY (last admission time 3pm)
Submarine Museum - summer 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm), winter 4:30pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)(last admission one hour before closing)
Royal Marines Museum - please note that the public galleries are now closed to facilitate the move to new premises within the Historic Dockyard
Harbour Tours are included in a Full Navy Ticket. For more information please telephone 023 9272 8060. Harbour Tours are subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions during the winter months and their availability cannot be guaranteed. The Harbour Tour leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior. Please check with the Visitor Centre for daily sailing times.
Please note that during winter opening (29 October 2018 - 25 March 2019) the waterbus runs at weekends only. Until 6 January, the Waterbus will run throughout the school holidays (Hampshire dates applicable) using the times below.
The waterbus is included with a Full Navy Ticket and is subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions, therefore its availability cannot be guaranteed. The waterbus leaves from the jetty alongside HMS Warrior. Please see the table below for the waterbus departure times (*indicates pick up only due to attraction closing time **collection only from RNSM).
HMS Victory is currently undergoing a period of restoration and visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the process taking place on the oldest commissioned warship in the world and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero and his stunning victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Her topmasts and rigging have been struck, or taken down, and her planking is under investigation. This is nothing unusual as wooden ships like Victory needed constant care and attention from the day they were launched. We will keep this section updated throughout the course of the works.