Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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.
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Notice and take down policy: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/1968 Visit world famous ships HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior 1860. 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 Portsmou

Notice and take down policy: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/1968 Visit world famous ships HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior 1860. 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 Portsmou

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and The Mary Rose Trust welcomed a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ye...
16/06/2021

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and The Mary Rose Trust welcomed a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard yesterday by Baroness Goldie DL, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence. Baroness Goldie is a spokesperson in the House of Lords on all defence matters.

She was welcomed on site by Matthew Sheldon, Executive Director of Operations for NMRN, Dominic Jones, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust and Hannah Prowse, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust

Highlights of her visit included descending into HMS Victory’s dry dock to walk along the new walkway and view the 3600-tonne ship from below; a tour of the newest permanent gallery HMS Victory The Nation’s Flagship, which has just opened and of Storehouse 12, the NMRN’s recently completed collection centre.

Baroness Goldie then visited the The Mary Rose to find out more about ambitious plans for a new immersive visitor experience opening this summer.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

Don't forget that Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport are included in th...
15/06/2021

Don't forget that Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport are included in the Ultimate Explorer ticket and you can go onboard a real submarine, HMS Alliance!

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

Don't forget that Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport are included in the Ultimate Explorer ticket and you can go onboard a real submarine, HMS Alliance!

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

See what working conditions were like on the different levels of the The Mary Rose Museum with film projections which br...
12/06/2021

See what working conditions were like on the different levels of the The Mary Rose Museum with film projections which bring the ship to life.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #MaryRoseMuseum

See what working conditions were like on the different levels of the The Mary Rose Museum with film projections which bring the ship to life.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #MaryRoseMuseum

We appreciate the overwhelming amount of support you have given us over the past year and since we've reopened. We're ab...
08/06/2021

We appreciate the overwhelming amount of support you have given us over the past year and since we've reopened. We're absolutely over the moon we're allowed to welcome you back through the gates to enjoy the ships and museums.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

We appreciate the overwhelming amount of support you have given us over the past year and since we've reopened. We're absolutely over the moon we're allowed to welcome you back through the gates to enjoy the ships and museums.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

06/06/2021

Take a walk with Head of Collections and Research at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Nick Hewitt on LCT7074 to experience what it would've been like on there during D day...

06/06/2021

There were 800 Landing Craft Tank involved throughout D Day, including LCT7074 - the last surviving LCT in the world, now on display at The D-Day Story

06/06/2021

Embarkation for the Normandy landings took place in numerous places around Britain, but one of the most significant points was in Gosport. We learn more from Historian Steve Fisher.

06/06/2021
06/06/2021

Planning for Operation Neptune was both complex and secretive...

06/06/2021

#OnThisDay 77 years ago, in the early morning of 6 June 1944, Operation Neptune, also known as D Day, delivered the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Today, we commemorate D Day on-site at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and bring to you a selection of videos across the afternoon here, telling the story of D Day.

Did you know we have a ship from the First World War called HMS M.33 that you can go onboard and explore? You'll find he...
05/06/2021

Did you know we have a ship from the First World War called HMS M.33 that you can go onboard and explore? You'll find her to the left of HMS Victory.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

Join us for 77th anniversary commemorations of the Normandy Landings on 6 June with a range of activities throughout the...
02/06/2021

Join us for 77th anniversary commemorations of the Normandy Landings on 6 June with a range of activities throughout the day including:
⭐Military vehicles
⭐Musical performances
⭐Model boats
⭐Rides on historic vessels

For information on tickets visit: historicdockyard.co.uk/news/item/call-to-commemorate-d-day-2021

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #DDay #NormandyLandings

Join us for 77th anniversary commemorations of the Normandy Landings on 6 June with a range of activities throughout the day including:
⭐Military vehicles
⭐Musical performances
⭐Model boats
⭐Rides on historic vessels

For information on tickets visit: historicdockyard.co.uk/news/item/call-to-commemorate-d-day-2021

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #DDay #NormandyLandings

Your safety is our number one priority and we've implemented additional cleaning and social distancing measures to make ...
01/06/2021

Your safety is our number one priority and we've implemented additional cleaning and social distancing measures to make sure your visit is a safe and enjoyable one.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

Your safety is our number one priority and we've implemented additional cleaning and social distancing measures to make sure your visit is a safe and enjoyable one.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

We love hearing that you've had a good day out with us. Your kind words really have kept us going over the last year, an...
29/05/2021

We love hearing that you've had a good day out with us. Your kind words really have kept us going over the last year, and we're thrilled to be able to welcome you back through the doors this Bank Holiday Weekend.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

We love hearing that you've had a good day out with us. Your kind words really have kept us going over the last year, and we're thrilled to be able to welcome you back through the doors this Bank Holiday Weekend.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

Have you got plans sorted for the Bank Holiday weekend?An Ultimate Explorer ticket lasts for a whole year and you can vi...
27/05/2021

Have you got plans sorted for the Bank Holiday weekend?

An Ultimate Explorer ticket lasts for a whole year and you can visit all of our attractions and museums as many times as you like!

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

Have you got plans sorted for the Bank Holiday weekend?

An Ultimate Explorer ticket lasts for a whole year and you can visit all of our attractions and museums as many times as you like!

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard

📅 Book an entry time slot! 📅It's essential to book an entry time slot in advance to visit any of our locations, and you ...
25/05/2021

📅 Book an entry time slot! 📅

It's essential to book an entry time slot in advance to visit any of our locations, and you can do that at https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Newly purchased tickets will prompt you to book your first visit and time slot.

Returning visitors need to use their Returner ID (in your original confirmation email) to book a time slot for any of our locations, through the link above.

📅 Book an entry time slot! 📅

It's essential to book an entry time slot in advance to visit any of our locations, and you can do that at https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Newly purchased tickets will prompt you to book your first visit and time slot.

Returning visitors need to use their Returner ID (in your original confirmation email) to book a time slot for any of our locations, through the link above.

Head to the dockyard this afternoon and tomorrow for a rare opportunity to see HMS Queen Elizabeth with 16 F-35B’s embar...
21/05/2021

Head to the dockyard this afternoon and tomorrow for a rare opportunity to see HMS Queen Elizabeth with 16 F-35B’s embarked onboard. ✈️ Look closer to spot the Merin helicopters too! 🚁

Head to the dockyard this afternoon and tomorrow for a rare opportunity to see HMS Queen Elizabeth with 16 F-35B’s embarked onboard. ✈️ Look closer to spot the Merin helicopters too! 🚁

We've reopened with some fantastic new features, one of which is the National Museum of the Royal Navy's new HMS Victory...
20/05/2021

We've reopened with some fantastic new features, one of which is the National Museum of the Royal Navy's new HMS Victory under hull walkway... in their latest blog they tell us about what you can see! Take a look...

What can you see on HMS Victory's new dock walkway under the ship?
Find out in our latest blog:
www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/hms-victorys-dock-walkway

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #HMSVictory #New

While the dockyard is now open, the National Museum of the Royal Navy has deployed the Submariner Ducks from our gift sh...
17/05/2021

While the dockyard is now open, the National Museum of the Royal Navy has deployed the Submariner Ducks from our gift shop to make sure Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and Royal Navy Submarine Museum are ready to reopen from 19 May in Gosport.

These museums are part of the Ultimate Explorer ticket and will open from 10am.

The teams at both museums can't wait to welcome you back! #2DaysToGo

While the dockyard is now open, the National Museum of the Royal Navy has deployed the Submariner Ducks from our gift shop to make sure Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and Royal Navy Submarine Museum are ready to reopen from 19 May in Gosport.

These museums are part of the Ultimate Explorer ticket and will open from 10am.

The teams at both museums can't wait to welcome you back! #2DaysToGo

17/05/2021
WE'RE OPEN FROM 10AMGosh, it feels good to say that! Things will look a little different, please adhere to social distan...
17/05/2021

WE'RE OPEN FROM 10AM

Gosh, it feels good to say that!

Things will look a little different, please adhere to social distancing and don't forget your mask!

Booking ahead of your visit is essential: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #Reopening #WelcomeBack

WE'RE OPEN FROM 10AM

Gosh, it feels good to say that!

Things will look a little different, please adhere to social distancing and don't forget your mask!

Booking ahead of your visit is essential: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #Reopening #WelcomeBack

#1DayToGo We're a bit excited that we reopen TOMORROW with a BRAND NEW HMS Victory Gallery AND a NEW under HMS Victory W...
16/05/2021

#1DayToGo

We're a bit excited that we reopen TOMORROW with a BRAND NEW HMS Victory Gallery AND a NEW under HMS Victory Walkway.

Need a ticket? historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

#1DayToGo

We're a bit excited that we reopen TOMORROW with a BRAND NEW HMS Victory Gallery AND a NEW under HMS Victory Walkway.

Need a ticket? historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

There's an entirely new HMS Victory Gallery to explore from Monday when we reopen, and we can't wait to open the gates s...
15/05/2021

There's an entirely new HMS Victory Gallery to explore from Monday when we reopen, and we can't wait to open the gates so you can see this beautiful new experience from The National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Book in advance at: historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

#2DaysToGo

There's an entirely new HMS Victory Gallery to explore from Monday when we reopen, and we can't wait to open the gates so you can see this beautiful new experience from The National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Book in advance at: historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

#2DaysToGo

Timeline Photos
14/05/2021

Timeline Photos

We can’t wait to welcome visitors back on Monday, they will see HMS Victory in a new light.

The main lower mast has been removed temporarily for condition assessment and conservation. But the ship remains FULLY OPEN plus we have an amazing new gallery which tells the story of this extraordinary survivor, and our stunning dry dock walkway.

In a highly complex three-day engineering challenge, the next crucial step in our 20-year conservation project was completed.

We know how strongly our visitors feel about Victory being without masts, but it is essential to complete this next stage of conservation, so she can remain open for the next 250 years.

To learn more about this incredible engineering feat read the full article: http://ow.ly/AqpU50EMUu1

#NMRN #HMSVictory #Conservation #Preservation

14/05/2021

THREE DAYS TO GO!

Come 10am Monday, the gates will be open. The excitement is real.

Pop us a 🥳 or a comment if you’re coming to visit us!

Pre-booking is essential, make sure you’ve booked your time slot in advance for a great day out: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

FIVE DAYS TO GO! Just five days until we open the gates and welcome you back to all your favourite ships, attractions an...
12/05/2021

FIVE DAYS TO GO!

Just five days until we open the gates and welcome you back to all your favourite ships, attractions and museums.

We can't wait to share with you the treasures of The Mary Rose which never fails to amaze with incredible facts and artefacts like this one.

Doors open at 10am and prebooking is essential. Please expect a few changes around the dockyard to accommodate social distancing rules and guidelines to make everyone's visit a safe and enjoyable one.

Buy your ticket and book your time slot at: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

#Reopening #5DaysToGo

This is the only surviving Tudor fighting top anywhere in the world. Some people, including the label in the case, call it a crow’s nest, although it isn’t. There is a difference.

A crow’s nest is mounted on the side of a mast, a top goes around. There, you’ve learned something new today

https://maryrose.org/blog/in-the-museum/museum-blogger/the-mary-rose-crow-s-nest/

Timeline Photos
10/05/2021

Timeline Photos

Shipkeeper Louise is one of the team that's busy behind the scenes cleaning and tidying the museums, ships and aircraft ready for your return from the 17 May - even the copper pans are getting a buffing!

She sent us a few pictures of what she's been working on recently at our museum in Portsmouth and said she's most looking forward to...

"Seeing the visitors faces and hearing the "WOWS" that make all the hardwork worthwhile."

We have to agree, we're on the home straight now and all our teams are doing the finishing touches so we're ready to welcome you back! Who's planning a visit this summer?

#NMRN #BehindTheScenes

We'd like to thank you so much for your overwhelming support and interest since we've announced our plans to reopen.The ...
07/05/2021

We'd like to thank you so much for your overwhelming support and interest since we've announced our plans to reopen.

The customer relations team is working hard to respond to all of your enquiries, it's taking us a little longer to reply due to the high volume we're receiving.

We’ve also noticed that you might be having trouble trying to book a time slot? We're currently working hard behind the scenes to resolve a minor technical issue with our pass portal and Returner ID's.

We'll let you know as soon as we've got it fixed - keep your eyes for updates on our social media channels and website.

We'd like to thank you so much for your overwhelming support and interest since we've announced our plans to reopen.

The customer relations team is working hard to respond to all of your enquiries, it's taking us a little longer to reply due to the high volume we're receiving.

We’ve also noticed that you might be having trouble trying to book a time slot? We're currently working hard behind the scenes to resolve a minor technical issue with our pass portal and Returner ID's.

We'll let you know as soon as we've got it fixed - keep your eyes for updates on our social media channels and website.

50 years ago today... The Mary Rose will be re-opening on the 17 May along with HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M.33 - ...
05/05/2021

50 years ago today...

The Mary Rose will be re-opening on the 17 May along with HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M.33 - come and see these amazing ships for yourself and learn all about their incredible history!

Photos from Royal Navy's post
28/04/2021

Photos from Royal Navy's post

🎉WE REOPEN ON 17 MAY! 🎉We’re absolutely delighted to share with you that we will be re-opening and cannot wait to welcom...
27/04/2021

🎉WE REOPEN ON 17 MAY! 🎉
We’re absolutely delighted to share with you that we will be re-opening and cannot wait to welcome you back this Spring!

We’ve been busy in lockdown to bring you plenty of new things to do when you return.

👇What’s new in 2021? 👇
⭐Explore the brand new National Museum of the Royal Navy interactive gallery HMS Victory: The Nation’s Flagship
⭐Walk down into the dry dock and see #HMSVictory from below
⭐Discover the latest digital technology at the Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744 exhibition
⭐Coming Soon: Learn about the The Mary Rose from a new immersive visitor experience that puts visitors virtually on board

🎟️Buy your ticket today: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Booking ahead of your visit remains essential and timeslots will be available online from 10am on Wednesday 5 May.

You can read the full details about reopening at: historicdockyard.co.uk/news/item/1132-portsmouth-historic-dockyard-2021reopening

Full COVID safety measures have been reviewed and will be in place during your visit, including the Government’s track and trace system and guidelines.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #Reopening

🎉WE REOPEN ON 17 MAY! 🎉
We’re absolutely delighted to share with you that we will be re-opening and cannot wait to welcome you back this Spring!

We’ve been busy in lockdown to bring you plenty of new things to do when you return.

👇What’s new in 2021? 👇
⭐Explore the brand new National Museum of the Royal Navy interactive gallery HMS Victory: The Nation’s Flagship
⭐Walk down into the dry dock and see #HMSVictory from below
⭐Discover the latest digital technology at the Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744 exhibition
⭐Coming Soon: Learn about the The Mary Rose from a new immersive visitor experience that puts visitors virtually on board

🎟️Buy your ticket today: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Booking ahead of your visit remains essential and timeslots will be available online from 10am on Wednesday 5 May.

You can read the full details about reopening at: historicdockyard.co.uk/news/item/1132-portsmouth-historic-dockyard-2021reopening

Full COVID safety measures have been reviewed and will be in place during your visit, including the Government’s track and trace system and guidelines.

#PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #Reopening

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Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3LJ

Telephone

023 9283 9766

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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 Britain’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, there’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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im trying to book a ticket for today , but you cant book anything on the day via the website are tickets available on the door before i make a 2 hour journey over ?
Have been trying to book a return visit online. However booking reference gets rejected. No reply to online enquiry. Phoned twice. Holding on in queue at number 2 for 25 minutes then number one in queue for 51 minutes. Eventually hung up. Tried again today number 4 then position one after one hour ten minutes. 20 minutes later I was cut off. Not very good customer care. What's the point of a one year ticket?
Why not combine great historic walks with a visit to this great historic dock yard and make a short break of it.
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