Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visit world famous ships HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior 1860.
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Plus NEW for April 2014, HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine. Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, there's plenty to see and do. Discover a great family day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal

Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England. See our website for ticket prices www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

โš“๏ธ HMS Victory ๐Ÿ“Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
10/01/2024

โš“๏ธ HMS Victory

๐Ÿ“Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Volunteer Open Morning at the The Mary Rose ๐Ÿ“… 20 Januaryโฐ 11am until 2pmDo you...๐Ÿ‘‰ Enjoy meeting people and learning new...
06/01/2024

Volunteer Open Morning at the The Mary Rose

๐Ÿ“… 20 January
โฐ 11am until 2pm

Do you...
๐Ÿ‘‰ Enjoy meeting people and learning new skills?
๐Ÿ‘‰Have a passion for History and want to share your knowledge with others?
๐Ÿ‘‰Want to gain experience in museum collections?

Then join the Mary Rose team for tea and biscuits on Saturday 20th January to meet the team and find out more about volunteering at the Mary Rose Museum

Interested? Click here to find out more - https://bit.ly/4aNoepG

Were you lucky enough to get a PHD Giftcard for Christmas?๐ŸŽ You've been gifted a whole year of unlimited access to all a...
06/01/2024

Were you lucky enough to get a PHD Giftcard for Christmas?

๐ŸŽ You've been gifted a whole year of unlimited access to all attractions at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!

What's included?
โš“ The Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory (and Victory Live), HMS Warrior, HMS M.33
๐Ÿ‘‰ Explosion! and The Submarine Museum
๐Ÿ”ซ Action Stations
๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Harbour Tours
๐Ÿ‘‰ All other exhibitions, restaurants and shops on site!

Start your adventure today!

https://bit.ly/44bPc6s

If you grew up in Hampshire, itโ€™s more than likely that you have fond memories of visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ...
06/01/2024

If you grew up in Hampshire, itโ€™s more than likely that you have fond memories of visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as a child.

From historic moments like the raising of the Mary Rose from the seabed or HMS Warrior sailing into dock to school trips and visits with the grandparents, it was a fundamental part of growing up for a lot of us.

Click on the link to read more in this blog by Sally Moore.

https://bit.ly/48J6CJM

Image Credit - PRDHT - HMS Victory 01 - 1947 Note the Missing Roof Storehouse 9

๐Ÿคฟ With new, immersive, storytelling and technology thereโ€™s so much to discover about the The Mary Rose. ๐Ÿซง If you remembe...
05/01/2024

๐Ÿคฟ With new, immersive, storytelling and technology thereโ€™s so much to discover about the The Mary Rose.

๐Ÿซง If you remember the day she returned to the surface (11 October 1982) than youโ€™ll love Dive the Mary Rose 4D. This 4D theatre experience takes you below to the water and back in time. Follow the original divers who discovered her and see the worldโ€™s largest underwater excavation happen before your very eyes.

https://bit.ly/44VOTge

05/01/2024

Watch as James Roser, Shipwright at National Museum of the Royal Navy turns four pieces of North American Douglas Fir into a replacement yard for HMS Caroline.

Many people look at January as an opportunity to start getting more active and thinking of ways they can improve their f...
04/01/2024

Many people look at January as an opportunity to start getting more active and thinking of ways they can improve their fitness.

Good physical health is an essential part of being in the Royal Navy and throughout the years, many have found interesting ways to maintain fitness whilst out at sea.

Boxing has always been a popular sport with the Royal Navy and these two pugilists are a blur of fists in this boxing match on the upper deck of HMS Victory taken around 1900.

Image Ref: RNM 1992_432_2

โฐ Harbour Tours Opening Hours 5 January until 16 February๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Boat: Jenny Boat๐Ÿ•‘ T...
04/01/2024

โฐ Harbour Tours Opening Hours

5 January until 16 February

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays
๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Boat: Jenny Boat
๐Ÿ•‘ Times: 12:15, 13:15, 14:15. (04.01.24 - Extra boat at 11:15)
๐Ÿงฃ Indoor heating

Weekends: 11:15 hourly to 15:15.

From 1940, HMS Victory once again became a target. In 1941 a bomb fell into the dry dock, blowing a hole in the bottom o...
04/01/2024

From 1940, HMS Victory once again became a target. In 1941 a bomb fell into the dry dock, blowing a hole in the bottom of the ship, damaging the orlop and hold. German propagandists took this opportunity to try and crush British morale by reporting Victoryโ€™s demise. Rumours were thwarted as Victory was patched up and photos of her were published in the press.

When Admiralty House was bombed, the Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Sir William James, moved his command centre to Nelson's cabin on Victory. Victory played a central role receiving and entertaining distinguished visitors, including King George VI, Winston Churchill, and General Eisenhower.

๐Ÿ“ท Winston Churchill, Prime Minister and Admiral Sir William James, Commander-in-Chief, 1939-1942, descend Victoryโ€™s gangway, 1941.

โญ Stargazing 2024 is now Sold Out!๐Ÿ”ญ If you have a ticket and can no longer attend, please do let us know or cancel your ...
03/01/2024

โญ Stargazing 2024 is now Sold Out!

๐Ÿ”ญ If you have a ticket and can no longer attend, please do let us know or cancel your booking so we can free up space for others.

๐Ÿช To anyone that managed to get a ticket - we can't wait to see you!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Please note, this is a FREE event. Anyone attempting to to sell you their tickets or requesting you message them in the comments below, is likely to be fraudulent and/or spam ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Didn't get everything you wanted this year?๐ŸŽ Receive an incredible 30% OFF an Ultimate Explorer ticket if you live in a ...
03/01/2024

Didn't get everything you wanted this year?

๐ŸŽ Receive an incredible 30% OFF an Ultimate Explorer ticket if you live in a PO or SO postcode.

Gift yourself access to nine incredible attractions including the iconic HMS Warrior, Henry VIII's favourite ship the The Mary Rose and the nation's flagship, HMS Victory.

โฐ Limited time offer available until 11 February 2024.

Book here now - https://bit.ly/3Qh8Zfv

Curators and conservators at The National Museum of the Royal Navy are embarking on a journey to tell the untold stories...
02/01/2024

Curators and conservators at The National Museum of the Royal Navy are embarking on a journey to tell the untold stories of its intriguing shipsโ€™ figureheads thanks to vital grants from National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Pilgrim Trust.

Water ingress has rapidly deteriorated the internal timber surfaces and metal fixings in many, and the collection was at risk of falling into an irrevocable state of repair if not conserved in the immediate future.

The research will go into a newly developed digital offer which will allow people to get up close and personal with the figureheads as never before.

Read more here - https://bit.ly/47eVdjW

Let 2024 be the year of culture, adventure and heritage.Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the perfect place to create last...
02/01/2024

Let 2024 be the year of culture, adventure and heritage.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the perfect place to create lasting memories and experience the thrills and adventures of life at sea.

We are more than galleries, displays, and exhibitions. Itโ€™s real experiences! Climb aboard and see our famous ships through the eyes of those who served on them.

Feel the exhilaration and fear of battle. Be truly captivated by the thousands of unique, emotional, and sometimes quirky stories. This is a day over 500 years in the making, what will your adventure be?

https://bit.ly/44bPc6s

Have you made a New Yearโ€™s resolution?  If you've decided to do  , spare a thought for the crews of the Royal Navy in 19...
01/01/2024

Have you made a New Yearโ€™s resolution?

If you've decided to do , spare a thought for the crews of the Royal Navy in 1970 when the rum ration officially ended.

The rum ration started in 1655, when the spirit was issued to all men on board Royal Navy ships as a daily drink ration. Rum was less bulky to store in ships than beer, so for over 300 years, that was the Navyโ€™s traditional drink. The ending of the ration was henceforth known as Black Tot Day.

The copper measures became museum pieces โ€“ and we have them in the collection of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

As 2023 draws to a close, we'd like to thank you all so much for your custom this year.Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a...
31/12/2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we'd like to thank you all so much for your custom this year.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a place of stories. Ones to be told, ones to be made and ones that will live on with you forever.

Thank you for being part of the story in 2023. We can't wait to welcome you back in 2024 when the adventure continues.



๐Ÿ“ท D. Collings

We're looking for people to model in an upcoming photoshoot for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We're looking for:๐Ÿ‘‰ Adult ...
30/12/2023

We're looking for people to model in an upcoming photoshoot for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We're looking for:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Adult couples of any age for a photoshoot on either Monday 15th or Tuesday 16th January 2024
๐Ÿ‘‰ Families, again of any age for a photoshoot on Monday 12th or 13th February 2024 (during half term)

In return, you'll receive a gift from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, plus lunch and refreshments, as well as being part of our national marketing campaign for the next year.

If you're interested, please send a photo and your details to [email protected]

*Deadline for entries is 04.01.24. We will respond to all submissions by 12.01.24*

๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Take the Waterbus over to the Submarine Museum for a totally different day out.๐Ÿคฟ Explore HMS Alliance, an authentic S...
30/12/2023

๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Take the Waterbus over to the Submarine Museum for a totally different day out.

๐Ÿคฟ Explore HMS Alliance, an authentic Second World War submarine. Discover HMS Holland 1, the first-ever submarine built by the Royal Navy, or marvel at the tiny but mighty X24, measuring in at only 15 metres (50 feet). Our museum is located on the original site of HMS Dolphin, the home of the Submarine Service for 100 years.

๐Ÿ‘‰ With our Ultimate Explorer Ticket, you can return again and again all year round; just be sure to pack your sense of adventure!

https://bit.ly/43PYRQi

๐Ÿ“ข IMPORTANT UPDATEPlease note, there are no Harbour Tours or Waterbus on 28 December, due to the predicted weather condi...
27/12/2023

๐Ÿ“ข IMPORTANT UPDATE

Please note, there are no Harbour Tours or Waterbus on 28 December, due to the predicted weather conditions.

Please take care out there and keep safe!

If you fancy a look at a windy Portsmouth Harbour, click on the link to see our Web Cam on the Mizzen Mast of HMS Warrior.

https://bit.ly/3ookZS0

๐Ÿ“ท - A. Phillips

We are back open today with fresh air, fun and plenty to keep the whole family entertained.From Henry VIII's The Mary Ro...
27/12/2023

We are back open today with fresh air, fun and plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

From Henry VIII's The Mary Rose, to Nelson's HMS Victory, to Queen Victoria's HMS Warrior, there's plenty to see at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Click for more ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3Hhh6W0



๐Ÿ“ท Teresa Bright

26 December has a long tradition of being intertwined with sport and typically commemorates the return of action to the ...
26/12/2023

26 December has a long tradition of being intertwined with sport and typically commemorates the return of action to the field for the first day after Christmas.

Perhaps it was that which inspired this blind-folded boxing match on HMSH Plassey in 1915.

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ How was your Christmas dinner? What a feast onboard HMS Maidstone when it was in Fremantle, Western Australia for Chr...
26/12/2023

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ How was your Christmas dinner?

What a feast onboard HMS Maidstone when it was in Fremantle, Western Australia for Christmas 1944

25/12/2023

โš“ Merry Christmas from everyone at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard



The Mary Rose

24/12/2023

๐Ÿ“– Sit back and get your little ones ready for a Christmas Eve story from our archives about this special Reindeer!

While on operations fighting German forces in the Arctic Circle in 1941, the British crew of the T-class HMS Trident were given a gift of a reindeer by a Soviet naval admiral.

Pollyanna was originally lowered into the submarine through a torpedo tube and it was hoped she could sleep in the torpedo and food store. However she apparently had more refined tastes and insisted on sleeping under the captain's bed.

Living with a reindeer underwater in wartime conditions inevitably posed challenges for the crew. A barrel of moss given by the Russians soon ran out and Pollyanna lived on scraps from the galley. She also developed a taste for wartime favourite, Carnation condensed milk.

Happy Christmas Eve!๐ŸŽ… We've put out a mince pie and rum for Santa, and some hay and carrots for the reindeers.โš“ We are t...
24/12/2023

Happy Christmas Eve!

๐ŸŽ… We've put out a mince pie and rum for Santa, and some hay and carrots for the reindeers.

โš“ We are told he likes to land his sleigh on the upper deck of HMS Warrior to give his reindeers a rest and stretch his legs whilst taking in the sea air.

๐ŸŒœ Keep your eyes on the Portsmouth night sky for him this evening and see if you can catch him flying past.

24/12/2023

โฐ Last Minute Gift Idea!

๐ŸŽ Give the gift of adventure this Christmas with a Family Ultimate Explorer gift card. Theyโ€™ll get a whole year of unlimited access to all attractions at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

What's included?
โš“ The Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory (and Victory Live), HMS Warrior, HMS M.33
๐Ÿ‘‰ Explosion! and The Submarine Museum
๐Ÿ”ซ Action Stations
๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Harbour Tours
๐Ÿ‘‰ All other exhibitions, restaurants and shops on site!

Leave nothing undiscovered with an Ultimate Explorer Ticket!

Click here to buy online now ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/46qZ8JR

๐Ÿฅฃ The ceremonial stirring!  Captain 1st Submarine Squadron gets hands on and stirs the Christmas cake, circa 1954.      ...
23/12/2023

๐Ÿฅฃ The ceremonial stirring!

Captain 1st Submarine Squadron gets hands on and stirs the Christmas cake, circa 1954.

Seeking an escape from the bustling rush? ๐ŸงญNothing beats the joy of soaking in culture and stories - it's the perfect an...
22/12/2023

Seeking an escape from the bustling rush? ๐Ÿงญ

Nothing beats the joy of soaking in culture and stories - it's the perfect antidote to busy shops and lengthy queues. From the awe inspiring Worlds Beneath the Waves exhibition, to the serene calm of the The Mary Rose, visit us to restore a bit of calm.

Sometimes the best gift is time well spent.



22/12/2023

โฐ Left it to the last minute?

A gift card for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard makes the perfect present!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Nine incredible attractions
๐Ÿ‘‰ Unlimited entry for 12 months
๐Ÿ‘‰ 500 years of history in one place
๐Ÿ‘‰ Family adventures in the fresh air

Click to get yours today - https://bit.ly/46qZ8JR

21/12/2023

๐Ÿ’ช When directing staff on SAS: Who Dares Wins and former Special Forces Operator, Chris Oliver came to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to train our Santa's, he did not hold back.

๐Ÿ‹ Do you think they passed the test?

Chris Mark Oliver

๐ŸŽ„ What's on this Christmas ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐ŸŽ… We've got family Christmas trails at Submarine Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepowe...
21/12/2023

๐ŸŽ„ What's on this Christmas ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐ŸŽ… We've got family Christmas trails at Submarine Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and the Victory Galleries

๐Ÿ‘‘ Uncover the many wonderfully festive, and sometimes peculiar traditions that the Tudors celebrated the festive season with, in the Tudor Christmas Trail at The The Mary Rose!

https://bit.ly/44crOFU

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With 4 ships, 3 submarines, 3 museums and much more, leave nothing discovered as you are taken on an 800-year journey through Britainโ€™s epic story of the Royal Navy, its rich maritime heritage and Tudor History too. With the Ultimate Explorer Ticket, pay once and your ticket is valid for 12 months!

The Ultimate Explorer ticket gives you access to many exciting attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and now includes the Mary Rose alongside HMS Victory and HMS Warrior.

In addition, this includes the Harbour Tours (currently running at a reduced capacity) and entry to our off-site attractions. In Gosport, thereโ€™s the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and HMS Alliance and also Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, there's plenty to see and do. Discover a great family day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.

Remember, entry into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is pre-book only, and you need to purchase your tickets in advance. See our website for ticket and offers: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

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