Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is set to be a hive of activity throughout the summer holidays, with an exciting schedule of events for the whole family to enjoy.  

Immerse yourself in the lives of Mary Rose’s Tudor crew members or visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy for themed activities. Explore historical ships and collections and discover the new exhibition on show that celebrates The Queen's loyal service to the Royal Navy. 

Put your speed and agility to the test in our interactive, fun-packed Action Stations where you can launch into the Royal Marines’ Commando Experience.

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

Summer Holiday Events

There are a variety of engaging children’s workshops taking place over the summer holidays, as well as fun and informative resources and events for families and interactive displays for all ages. 

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Must-see attractions this summer

Explore the Great HMS Warrior

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! 

Action Stations: Commando Experience

Action Stations: Commando Experience puts visitors at the heart of the Royal Navy’s elite amphibious force, with a series of Royal Marines Commando-style physical challenges for visitors. Test your skills to find out if you make the grade.

Mary Rose Museum

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This summer, Portsmouth historic Dockyard is pleased to bring you an exclusive discount when you subscribe to our newsletter.

Everyone who signs up to the newsletter will be able to get either £10 off the walk up price when they purchase an Ultimate Explorer ticket or £20 off the walk up price an Ultimate Explorer family ticket.

By joining our mailing list, not only will you get the discount, but you will get all the latest news and be the first to hear about all of the exciting events we have on over the summer and beyond.

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