General Opening Times
100% bag search in operation
For the safety of our visitors and staff, we operate a 100% bag search policy on-site. That means everytime you enter the dockyard, we'll need to search your bag. We'll be as quick as possible while you wait.
General opening times
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
10am to 5pm 29 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 (winter)
10am to 5:30pm 1 April 2019 - 28 October 2019 (summer)
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Closed every Monday and Tuesday from 29 October 2018 until 31 March 2019
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 am until 4pm
Last entry to HMS Alliance is 3:30pm
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower
Closed every Monday to Friday from 29 October 2018 until 31 March 2019
Open every Saturday and Sunday during the winter months
Last entry to the museum is 4pm
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 - 31 March 2019) the waterbus runs at weekends only.
Pushchairs and buggies are not allowed onboard the waterbus due to jetties and steps being unsuitable. There are buggy parks available at Boathouse 4, the Warrior jetty and on the pontoon.
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).
|From Portsmouth Historic Dockyard||From Royal Navy Submarine Museum||From Explosion Museum|
Attraction closing times
We always try hard to adhere to our closing times as closely as possible. On some occasions, they may vary throughout the year. All attractions close an hour before the site closes. *Sailing times for Harbour Tours change daily - so it's always worth checking on the day you plan to visit.
|All attractions||Summer closing times||Winter closing times|
|HMS Victory||5:30 pm||5 pm|
|HMS Warrior||5:30 pm||5 pm|
|National Museum of the Royal Navy||5:30 pm||5 pm|
|Action Stations||5:30 pm||5 pm|
|HMS M.33||5:30 pm||3 pm|
|Boathouse 4||4:30 pm||4:30 pm|
|Harbour Tours||Check sailing times*||Check sailing times*|
|Explosion Museum||5 pm||4 pm|
|Submarine Museum||5 pm||4:30 pm|