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. Notice and take down policy: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/1968
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Visit world famous ships HMS Victory 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 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

29/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

We are pleased to be able to bring you a late addition to #WebcamWednesday. At short notice HMS Queen Elizabeth is departing HMNB Portsmouth to continue her next phase of operational sea training.

Remember you can watch our live webcam stream 24/7 at https://bit.ly/2VQo1wk

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

28/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

#WebcamWednesday is back live throughout the day bringing you some incredible views of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Harbour and HM Naval Base Portsmouth. Don’t forget to tell us where you are watching from!

Look out for all this and more:-

8am – the Morning Colours are raised on-board HMS Prince of Wales
9.35am - HMS Explorer and HMS Puncher depart the Naval Base
3.05pm - HMS Explorer and HMS Puncher return to the Naval Base

Remember you can watch 24/7 at https://bit.ly/2VQo1wk

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

21/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

This week we are bringing you a #WebcamWednesday with a difference. We will be live throughout the day bringing you some incredible views of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Harbour and HM Naval Base Portsmouth. Don’t forget to tell us where you are watching from!

Look out for all this and more:-

8am – the Morning Colours are raised on-board HMS Prince of Wales
8.40am – HMS Chiddingfold enters Portsmouth Harbour
12.40pm – HMS Dauntless enters Portsmouth Harbour

Remember you can watch 24/7 at https://bit.ly/2VQo1wk

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

20/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Join us live as the Royal Navy 'Dress Ship Overall' for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday, on-board HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Lancaster. The occasion, which happens as part of Morning Colours at 8am, is one of seven the RN marks throughout the year, with the others being:-

Her Majesty’s Official Birthday (a Saturday in June)
HRH Duke of Edinburgh's Birthday (10th June)
HRH Prince of Wales' Birthday (14th November)
Accession Day (6th February)
Coronation Day (2nd June)
Commonwealth Day (second Monday in March)

www.nmrn.org.uk/warrior-webcam

15/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Welcome to #WebcamWednesday! Every week we will be live from the main mast of HMS Warrior to bring you the hoisting and lowering of the Colours, from HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This ceremony, which involves the raising and lowering of the White Ensign and Union Jack, was formalised in the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth century. The morning Colours ceremony takes place at 8am with Sunset colours, as the name implies, taking place at sunset, or at 2100 when sunset falls after that time, when it is referred to as Evening Colours. Ships at sea fly the White Ensign, with the Union Flag only flown when the ship reaches land (alongside in harbour, or when anchoring).

At Colours or Sunset, all naval personnel on the upper deck, or out and about in the establishment and dockyard will face the nearest ensign and salute (if in uniform) or stand to attention if not.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

07/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Welcome to #WebcamWednesday! Every week we will be live from the main mast of HMS Warrior to bring you the hoisting and lowering of the Colours, from HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This ceremony, which involves the raising and lowering of the White Ensign and Union Jack, was formalised in the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth century. The morning Colours ceremony takes place at 8am with Sunset colours, as the name implies, taking place at sunset, or at 2100 when sunset falls after that time, when it is referred to as Evening Colours. Ships at sea fly the White Ensign, with the Union Flag only flown when the ship reaches land (alongside in harbour, or when anchoring).

At Colours or Sunset, all naval personnel on the upper deck, or out and about in the establishment and dockyard will face the nearest ensign and salute (if in uniform) or stand to attention if not.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

07/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Welcome to #WebcamWednesday! Every week we will be live from the main mast of HMS Warrior to bring you the hoisting and lowering of the Colours from HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This ceremony, which involves the raising and lowering of the White Ensign and Union Jack, was formalised in the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth century. The morning Colours ceremony takes place at 8am with Sunset colours, as the name implies, taking place at sunset, or at 2100 when sunset falls after that time, when it is referred to as Evening Colours. Ships at sea fly the White Ensign, with the Union Flag only flown when the ship reaches land (alongside in harbour, or when anchoring).

At Colours or Sunset, all naval personnel on the upper deck, or out and about in the establishment and dockyard will face the nearest ensign and salute (if in uniform) or stand to attention if not.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

07/04/2020

Did you know that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is managed by the National Museum of the Royal Navy?

The team there have been hard at work making sure all the staff and collections are being taken care of during this unprecedented time.

As you can't visit us right now, we are excited to bring you some highlights from the extraordinary collections, give you a sneaky look behind the closed doors of the museums and dockyard, and we hope that you will make some new discoveries among our collections. Watch out for our exciting blogs and videos, by searching for #navigatethenavy across all our channels to help entertain you, while you are at home #NMRN

24/03/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

We are delighted to be able to bring you live coverage of HMS Prince of Wales returning to HMNB Portsmouth, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please stay at home and enjoy her arrival with us. Current government advice is very clear that only essential travel is required, so please DO NOT head to the seafront to watch her arrival.

Since her departure on the 19th February she paid a visit to Liverpool where she opened to visitors in a hugely successful week long stay. Since her departure from Merseyside on 6th March she has been on further sea trials.

20/03/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

HMS Defender is returning to Portsmouth following a seven month deployment in the Gulf. She has been protecting British shipping and disrupting international crime.

A note to our members and visitors. For further information, please visit our website to be kept up to date.nmrn.org.uk/...
18/03/2020

A note to our members and visitors. For further information, please visit our website to be kept up to date.

nmrn.org.uk/coronavirus

13/03/2020

We understand that many of you have questions about the museum regarding COVID-19.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and all of its museums and attractions are open in line with current government guidance.

Your safety is our number one priority and if anything changes we'll keep you informed through our pages and websites.

Further information regarding the measures we've taken and the most up to date information can be found at www.historicdockyard.co.uk/site-attractions/plan-your-visit/coronavirus

09/03/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Today we are welcoming the French Navy Ship Chevalier Paul to HMNB Portsmouth. She is a Horizon class frigate which, at a glance, looks similar to a Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer.

See her on a Harbour Tour alongside HMS Queen Elizabeth from this afternoon! Book your tickets online and save 20% at www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets

On International Women's Day find out about famous, fantastic and fearsome women in history by discovering the female pi...
08/03/2020

On International Women's Day find out about famous, fantastic and fearsome women in history by discovering the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read and the trouble they gave the Royal Navy and other sailors in our exhibition Horrible Histories: Pirates!

International Women's Day is this Sunday! Check out the newest addition to The History Of The Royal Navy book series.Thi...
06/03/2020
Women and The Royal Navy

International Women's Day is this Sunday!

Check out the newest addition to The History Of The Royal Navy book series.

This book considers the history and identity of the Wrens and shows how they developed from port-bound cooks, clerks, telegraphists, radar plotters and mechanics to fully-fledged members of the naval service.

Using previously-unpublished first-hand material, this book explores the very different periods in the twentieth century history of women associated with the Royal Navy.

It tells the story of how Wrens moved from the exceptionalised and chaperoned ladies of the First World War to the reality of the twenty-first century's highly respected female submariners and warship commanders.

Jo Stanley provides the first accessible gendered analysis of Wrens and their successors and positions the women of the Royal Navy as above all, women who wanted mobility: the right to join the fleet.

Buy your copy of Women and the Royal Navy...
shop.nmrn.org.uk/women-the-royal-navy.html

Newest edition to our The History Of The Royal Navy book series. This book considers the history and identity of the Wrens and shows how they developed from port-bound cooks, clerks, telegraphists, radar plotters and mechanics to fully-fl

Explore your favourite attractions this Easter with a Portsmouth Pass!It's your ticket to all the biggest and best attra...
04/03/2020

Explore your favourite attractions this Easter with a Portsmouth Pass!

It's your ticket to all the biggest and best attractions in the city...

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The D-Day Story
Spinnaker Tower
The Mary Rose

Buy a ticket today
historicdockyard.co.uk/portsmouth-pass

Explore your favourite attractions this Easter with a Portsmouth Pass! It's your ticket to all the biggest and best attr...
03/03/2020

Explore your favourite attractions this Easter with a Portsmouth Pass!

It's your ticket to all the biggest and best attractions in the city...

⚓️ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
🌊 The D-Day Story
🗼 Spinnaker Tower
🌹 The Mary Rose

Buy a ticket today
➡️ historicdockyard.co.uk/portsmouth-pass

Well it's not every day we get a famous visitor!Yesterday the wonderful Harry Hill popped by and shared some photos from...
02/03/2020

Well it's not every day we get a famous visitor!

Yesterday the wonderful Harry Hill popped by and shared some photos from his visit on Instagram, we're particularly fond of this one...

It's with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of Clive Cussler - an incredible author of adventure novels and...
27/02/2020

It's with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of Clive Cussler - an incredible author of adventure novels and supporter of marine archaeology and naval history.

The museum is very sorry to hear of the passing of novelist Clive Cussler.

Best known for his adventure novels which inspired generations with tales of wrecks, mysteries and adventure on the high seas, he was also a passionate supporter of marine archaeology and naval history.

His non-profit organisation, NUMA, carried out numerous expeditions, which he often led personally. Funded by his novel sales, the ‘National Underwater and Marine Agency’ was named after the fictional US government department which featured in them - a wonderful example of life imitating art.

RIP. One of the greats.

21/02/2020

⚓️Harbour Tours & Waterbus⚓️

Normal service resumes today!

⏰ Check on arrival to see the times of the tours.⏰

20/02/2020

⚓️Harbour Tours & Waterbus⚓️

Due to high winds both services will not be running today, Thursday 20 February, because your safety is our number one priority.

Normal service will resume tomorrow unless otherwise stated.

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19/02/2020

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's cover photo

18/02/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

HMS Prince of Wales is departing HMNB Portsmouth for the first time, weather permitting. She is continuing training of her crew and will also be paying a visit to her affiliated city of Liverpool. She will be arriving on Merseyside from the 28th February.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is still alongside in Portsmouth and you can see her from a Harbour Tour! Get tickets online and save 20% at www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets

14/02/2020

⏰ WE ARE OPEN! ⏰

As we know 🌬Storm Dennis🌬 is on the way, and to keep you all safe from the expected high winds and wet weather, we'll be putting in a few safety measures this weekend 15 & 16 February. There’s still plenty of fun to be had – just don’t forget your jacket!

⚓️ Poop deck and high walks on all ships will be closed but, top decks will be open.
⚓️ HMS M.33 will be closed.
⚓️ Harbour Tours and the water bus will not be running.

We'll keep you updated as the storm develops with any changes to the attractions.

14/02/2020
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

If you're headed to the dockyard this weekend here's an important update about Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.

📣 EXPLOSION REOPENS MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY📣

Due to storm damage from the last week, we have made the decision, in the interest of customer safety, to close Explosion this weekend, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February, to complete some essential maintenance.

We will open on Monday for plenty of half-term fun - look forward to seeing you then!

13/02/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

EDIT - we will be live until 3.45am, but HMS Queen Elizabeth has said on Twitter she should be sailing past at around 3.30am.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is making her first return to HMNB Portsmouth under the cover of darkness! She is expected into the harbour at around 3.10am, so for our international viewers, or those having a late night / early morning we hope you will catch her. Remember you can watch 24/7 at www.historicdockyard.co.uk/webcam.

She will join HMS Prince of Wales at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and you will be able to see both from a Harbour Tour! Get your tickets online and save 20% at https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

11/02/2020

⚓️WE ARE OPEN⚓️

🌬STORM CIARA UPDATE🌬

The Storm Ciara weather situation has been reviewed (again!) and we are fully open with no restrictions!

We will keep our eyes to the skies and on the forecast to keep you updated should there be any changes.

10/02/2020

🥳WE ARE OPEN🥳

⛈STORM CIARA UPDATE⛈

The Storm Ciara weather situation has been reviewed and we'll be open from 10am as usual with a couple of restrictions for your safety.

👉HMS Victory and HMS Warrior are open with the top decks closed due to high winds.
👉HMS M.33 is closed.
👉Portsmouth Harbour Tours will not run today.

We'll be reviewing the weather throughout the day and keep you updated on any closures or restrictions as they happen.

09/02/2020

⛈STORM CLOSURE UPDATE⛈

Your safety is our top priority and today we've made the decision to close due to the extreme weather conditions from Storm Ciara.

We'll be reviewing conditions this evening and early tomorrow morning and will post updates on our social media channels to keep you informed about any closures or a reduction in opening hours.

06/02/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. To celebrate, the Royal Navy, as is tradition on such occasions, will fire a 21-gun salute across Portsmouth Harbour at midday. Unfortunately there is no sound on this video.

National Museum of the Royal Navy
25/01/2020

National Museum of the Royal Navy

HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving HM Naval Base Portsmouth yesterday for sea trials with the F-35 fighter jets, the first time in UK waters. Seen here dwarfing Spice Island, Old Portsmouth, on her way out of the Harbour!

www.historicdockyard.co.uk/webcam

23/01/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

HMS Queen Elizabeth is departing HM Naval Base Portsmouth and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard! Sailing past her sister, HMS Prince of Wales, she will be conducting her first trials of the F-35 jets in UK waters.

The aircraft from 207 Squadron will be conducting the first F-35 pilot Carrier Qualifications and Landing Signal Officer Qualifications for instructors.

www.historicdockyard.co.uk/webcam

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With 3 ships, 3 submarines, 3 museums, 2 boat excursions and 1 adrenaline-pumping Action Stations, leave nothing discovered as you are taken on an 800-year journey through Britain’s epic story of the Royal Navy and its rich maritime heritage. With the Full Navy Ticket, pay once, visit all year!

The Full Navy Ticket gives you access to many exciting attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. In addition, this includes the Harbour Tours 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, plus use of the Waterbus service. 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 and offers: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

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A video i made years ago, of the royal marines museum Portsmouth southsea. for those who are missing the museum and looking forward to the New museum at the historic dockyard once funding and work is completet.
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Last chance to see this view for a while? My image, taken Saturday 18Jan20
Thought you might like this image that i managed to capture yesterday. The weather wasn't ideal, but the picture came out ok.
A festive HMS Warrior 1860 taking centre stage in the night Portsmouth skyline. www.shaunroster.com/Aerial/Portsmouth-Historic-Dockyard/
I found this historic admission ticket today in my photo / holiday album. How times have changed!!! Passport ticket: Historic Dockyard dated september 1997. Great memories!!!
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If only we lived closer. We'd be there all the time. Love Portsmouth harbour.
Today my son had his 7th Birthday Party. At laser quest in action stations. He had a fantastic time and the staff were brilliant. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a stress free party!
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My family and I visited the dockyards recently, but it would seem that access to England's history belongs to those who can afford it. I think it's a disgrace the prices that people are being asked to pay to visit what should be open to everyone. It's possible to view the Victory from the outside, very impressive I have to admit and I'm happy to have seen it, but didn't go aboard as ridiculously expensive for our family. Didn't get into see the Marie Rose either or any of the museums, again the price for a family is very off putting. I can understand that the upkeep of this historical place is expensive, but everyone is entitled to be able to visit it, not just those who can afford it. Would I recommend a visit here? Not for the prices that are being asked. Shame !
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