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

20/05/2019

Q: Why couldn’t the pirate play cards?🤔♠️♥️♣️♦️🃏

A: Because he was sitting on the deck. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️

For more pirate fun and games make sure you head down to Horrible Histories: The Exhibition!

🎟👉 https://bit.ly/30llhZg

Next month is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. There's a lot going on across the summer to commemorate the Normandy landin...
19/05/2019
D-Day 75 | Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Next month is the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

There's a lot going on across the summer to commemorate the Normandy landings.

👇Take a look at the events 👇

https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/d-day75

Explore D-Day 75 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as it commemorates the anniversary year of those who fought for us during Operation Overlord in the Second World War.

You little scallywags! Walking the plank and firing cannons can be hard work - but when Horrible Histories makes the hea...
18/05/2019

You little scallywags! Walking the plank and firing cannons can be hard work - but when Horrible Histories makes the heavy lifting easy as play, there's every reason to go on an adventure.

Rediscover your pirate side this weekend at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. From swashbuckling interactive displays, colourful characters and chances to have fun and learn, you'll not be short of things to do.

Get ready to go on an adventure here: https://bit.ly/30llhZg

HMS Warrior has been re-imagined as it was in 1863 as part of an exciting project to tell the human story behind the Rou...
17/05/2019

HMS Warrior has been re-imagined as it was in 1863 as part of an exciting project to tell the human story behind the Round-Britain tour and the legendary ship.

Whilst most of our visitors will be familiar with Warrior, a new approach to tell these moments in time is now clear for all to see.

Step back in time as you're immersed in the Age of Steam, a time when ships were moving from wood to iron-hulled. Our special guide gives you an insight into the exciting changes and what you can expect when you come onboard next: https://bit.ly/2E9SWeY

17/05/2019

📣 Today there will not be a harbour boat tour at 1.15pm. Tour times have changed to 2.30pm and 3.30pm. 📣

Pirates have taken over a double page spread in this month's very popular History Revealed!Come and meet the crew yourse...
16/05/2019
Tickets and Offers

Pirates have taken over a double page spread in this month's very popular History Revealed!

Come and meet the crew yourself in the new Horrible Histories: The Exhibition and also see Nelson's flagship HMS Victory!

Buy your ticket today! historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Pay once, visit all year with our Full Navy Ticket. Book online and save 20%. Access to 11 attractions for one superb value ticket. Look out for our special offers.

It's Thursday and that must mean another #MuseumWeek theme. We're proud to be supporting #RainbowMW as HMS Warrior flies...
16/05/2019

It's Thursday and that must mean another #MuseumWeek theme. We're proud to be supporting #RainbowMW as HMS Warrior flies the flag for all.

Originally devised by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, the design has undergone several revisions since its debut in 1978. The most common features of the design consist of six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

We're proud to support LGBTQ+ causes and welcome everyone to our attractions. Happy Thursday!

The great Warrior is an icon today as much as it was one hundred and fifty years ago during the Age of Steam. The larges...
15/05/2019

The great Warrior is an icon today as much as it was one hundred and fifty years ago during the Age of Steam. The largest and fastest of all Royal Navy ships, HMS Warrior’s fame worldwide made her the jewel in the crown - an icon that attracted thousands of visitors during the Round-Britain tour.

Now, Warrior has undergone a re-interpretation, reflecting what she was like in 1863 by opening up new areas of the ship and bringing stories from the period to life. Explore the changes and what you can expect when you visit: https://bit.ly/2E9SWeY

On the jetty by HMS Warrior we've just installed one of the ship's original armour plates. We've refurbished it and it's...
15/05/2019

On the jetty by HMS Warrior we've just installed one of the ship's original armour plates.

We've refurbished it and it's now displayed as part of a cross-section of the ship's hull.

Half term is just around the corner and our friends at South Western Railway have a great offer! ⭐ KIDS TRAVEL FOR FRE...
14/05/2019
Kids travel for free | Offers | South Western Railway

Half term is just around the corner and our friends at South Western Railway have a great offer!

⭐ KIDS TRAVEL FOR FREE between 19 May and 2 June 2019. Book now at southwesternrailway.com ⭐

Come and see the new Horrible Histories: The Exhibition!

We're less than two hours from London, and once you arrive at Portsmouth Harbour Station, we're a two minute walk round the corner!

Kids can travel free with a fare-paying grown-up this half term. Book now and Live Big this February

Join us for a celebration of mark making at the museum on Tuesday 14 May from 10.30 am - 12 pm at the Victory Gallery. T...
13/05/2019

Join us for a celebration of mark making at the museum on Tuesday 14 May from 10.30 am - 12 pm at the Victory Gallery.

Take part in a special Doodle Dance session, explore the gallery and carve your own wooden shipwrights mark and make a Model Magic ships biscuit and lots more sensory fun!

A family ticket is only £6. Pre-booking is essential. Please email [email protected] to book or for more information.

It's #MuseumWeek 2019! 👇👇👇
13/05/2019

It's #MuseumWeek 2019! 👇👇👇

We’re celebrating #MuseumWeek 2019 at @NatMuseumRN as we look back at our success as the UK’s newest national museum. Women have played an important role in the history of the Royal Navy with the Women’s Royal Naval Service formed on the eve of the First World War and then revived in 1939 at the beginning of the Second World War, until integration into the Royal Navy in 1993.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy celebrated the success of the Women’s Royal Naval Service in our exhibition, Pioneers to Professionals: Women in the Royal Navy. Launched in 2017 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the exhibition looked at the role the WRNs have played over the last 100 years. From flying transport planes to ordnance surveying, women played a crucial role in conflicts past.

When you explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you'll begin to understand how long it takes to explore every nook and cr...
12/05/2019

When you explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you'll begin to understand how long it takes to explore every nook and cranny. You'll need to spend more than just a weekend here.

Discover a different day out when you visit Portsmouth next with our handy guide. Take the time and enjoy what the waterfront city has to offer. From Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to Gunwharf Quays, turn your day out into a long weekend today.

Find out more with our 'Things to do in Portsmouth' guide here: https://bit.ly/2VVJvKj

Are you going to be visiting us during May half term? One of our most frequently asked questions about our latest offer ...
11/05/2019

Are you going to be visiting us during May half term? One of our most frequently asked questions about our latest offer is 'if I buy now, do I need to visit immediately? In short, no.

We understand that most people buy in advance before visiting us. That's why The Top Sail Sale gives you the opportunity to take advantage of 30% off any annual pass before the offer ends but redeem it later regardless of when you buy it.

It's as simple as that. The May Top Sail Sale lasts until 14 May - so take advantage of this fantastic offer before time runs out. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2J3thc5

Why not grab your Full Navy Ticket In time for the weekend? Explore your favourite Portsmouth landmarks as you visit ove...
10/05/2019

Why not grab your Full Navy Ticket In time for the weekend?

Explore your favourite Portsmouth landmarks as you visit over 11 Royal Navy attractions this May.

A Harbour Tour is the perfect solution to blow the cobwebs away. See Portsmouth and Gosport from a new vantage point as you get up close to HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Naval Base and other ships.

What's more, our May Top Sail Sale gives you 30% off any Full Navy Ticket online. Our offer is valid until midnight on 14 May - so what are you waiting for? Pick any annual pass and come back whenever you want. Take a look at our offer here: https://bit.ly/2J3thc5

Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson dined in style onboard HMS Victory - why not join him with our exclusive dinner for Trafalgar N...
10/05/2019

Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson dined in style onboard HMS Victory - why not join him with our exclusive dinner for Trafalgar Night? Enjoy a welcome drink, 3 course dinner and entertainment. Witness a naval tradition during the event, the parading of the beef as you toast the great man himself. Early bird tickets are available until 31 May - so don't miss out! Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2WrT80p

Described as the world’s most famous warship, HMS Victory stands proud among Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's fleet of historic ships. As hundreds of men prepared for battle at Trafalgar, Lord Nelson’s flagship fought hard to overcome all the odds.

Now's your chance to experience battle in this legendary experience. Commemorate Trafalgar Night onboard HMS Victory at our annual dinner on 18 October, 19 October and 25 October. For a limited time only, tickets are held at early bird prices.

Enjoy a delicious three course dinner whilst watching the parading of the beef with traditional drummers as you raise a toast to Admiral Lord Nelson.

Legendary experiences are best shared with friends – so tell us who you would bring along. Perhaps you’re celebrating an anniversary or treating a loved one, early bird tickets are available now. Get yours today! Explore: https://bit.ly/2WrT80p

Who's going on a day out like no other this weekend at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?It's day 4 of our May top sail sale ...
10/05/2019

Who's going on a day out like no other this weekend at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?

It's day 4 of our May top sail sale where you can get 30% off any Full Navy Ticket. Whether you want to explore Horrible Histories Pirates with your little landlubbers or escape the everyday onboard a brisk Harbour Tour - expect a year worth of adventures.

Choose from adult, child, family or concession annual passes today. Don't forget, our offer ends 14 May at midnight. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2WrT80p

This weekend get the ferry over to Gosport and ride a free heritage bus to Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.🚌🚌...
09/05/2019
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

This weekend get the ferry over to Gosport and ride a free heritage bus to Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.
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Details are in the post and link below! 👇👇👇

🚌 Ride & Fire 2019 🚌

ALL ABOARD! Arrive at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in style by hopping on a heritage bus.

Free rides on a heritage bus to and from Explosion! at Priddy Hard in Gosport on 12 May 2019.

Find out more on www.provincialsociety.org

📣 Today there will be slightly different opening hours for the M33 attraction. It will open at 11.30am and close 3.30...
09/05/2019

📣 Today there will be slightly different opening hours for the M33 attraction. It will open at 11.30am and close 3.30pm. 📣

Hop on The Comedy Bus tonight at 10pm and see if you can see one of our famous ships! We'll be tuning in to Comedy Centr...
08/05/2019
The Comedy Bus | CCUK

Hop on The Comedy Bus tonight at 10pm and see if you can see one of our famous ships!

We'll be tuning in to Comedy Central UK's hilarious show, we've loved the episodes so far!

http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/the-comedy-bus

Six comedians. Six home towns. One big journey. The Comedy Bus follows comedians Joel Dommett, Iain Stirling, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Allen, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Darren Harriott as they embark on a journey to each of their hometowns in search of what life is like there now.

😂 Love a laugh? 😂Tomorrow evening on Comedy Central UK The Comedy Bus you might spot a famous ship appearing along...
07/05/2019
The Comedy Bus | CCUK

😂 Love a laugh? 😂

Tomorrow evening on Comedy Central UK The Comedy Bus you might spot a famous ship appearing alongside the comedians!

http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/the-comedy-bus

Six comedians. Six home towns. One big journey. The Comedy Bus follows comedians Joel Dommett, Iain Stirling, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Allen, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Darren Harriott as they embark on a journey to each of their hometowns in search of what life is like there now.

We had some special visitors aboard HMS Victory this weekend. The Magnificent AK47s roamed the dockyard singing some son...
07/05/2019

We had some special visitors aboard HMS Victory this weekend. The Magnificent AK47s roamed the dockyard singing some songs and spreading some cheer! 🎵

👀 Keep an eye on our page, we've got a short video of them coming up later on!

On this day in 1765 HMS Victory was floated out of Chatham Dockyard for the first time.She has 254 years of stories to s...
07/05/2019

On this day in 1765 HMS Victory was floated out of Chatham Dockyard for the first time.

She has 254 years of stories to share from the time she's been afloat!

Visit her at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a unique look at British Naval History.

🎟 Buy a ticket 🎟 👉 https://bit.ly/2J3thc5

🎂 Today is the 254th anniversary of the oldest commissioned warship in the world, HMS Victory. 🎂

She was floated out of the Old Single Dock at Chatham Dockyard on this day in 1765.

She’s had an incredible journey as Nelson’s flagship and her 40th year was spent at the Battle of Trafalgar.

She’s also where Nelson lost his life and you can see the spot where he fell on her top deck.

Now at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard she's ready to teach you all about key moments in British naval history! ⚓️

When's the best time to buy a Full Navy Ticket? We're introducing a Top Sail Sale in time for the holidays - so what bet...
07/05/2019

When's the best time to buy a Full Navy Ticket? We're introducing a Top Sail Sale in time for the holidays - so what better way to enjoy 11 Royal Navy attractions across Portsmouth Historic Dockyard than in our sale.

Get 30% off any Full Navy Ticket and explore at your own pace. Unlike other offers you might see, there's no redemption date - so you can visit us next week or next year and still use your discounted ticket. Choose from an adult, family, child or concession ticket and get ready to have an adventure like no other. Explore: https://bit.ly/2J3thc5

Today D-Day Remembered, a Living History event, is on from 11am to 3pm at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport...
06/05/2019
D-Day Remembered

Today D-Day Remembered, a Living History event, is on from 11am to 3pm at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport.

There's lots to see and do including...
💥 D Day reenactors
💥 Portsmouth model boat display
💥 Handle objects from the D Day Story
💥 Take part in our family fun ‘Make Do and Mend activities from potato printing to making your own lavender bag.
💥Meet the women of Explosion who helped with preparations for the Normandy invasion

🎟 Free entry to the event and to Explosion, Museum of Naval Firepower.

For more details click the link below 👇👇👇

Join us for a special Living History event this May Day Bank holiday as we commemorate D Day 75 at Explosion, Museum of the Naval Firepower. The event is free and includes free entry to the museum all day. There will be plenty to see and do with our D Day reenactors, Portsmouth model boat display wi...

Heading to Portsmouth this summer to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day? Take a look at Portsmouth Historic Docky...
05/05/2019
D-Day 75 | Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Heading to Portsmouth this summer to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day?

Take a look at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's programme of events...
https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/d-day75

Explore D-Day 75 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as it commemorates the anniversary year of those who fought for us during Operation Overlord in the Second World War.

04/05/2019
Horrible Histories: The Exhibition

Argh! Pirates that have invaded Portsmouth Historic Dockyard! Landlubbers, assemble your finest crew and don't forget yer parrot or yer cutlass, there's pirates on the loose!

Horrible Histories: The Exhibition is ready for you this Bank Holiday weekend!

Even the littlest of ones can have fun as we have soft play for budding pirates and cannons for the ones ready to set sail on the ships!

Buy a Full Navy Ticket in advance to save 20% 👉 https://bit.ly/2TV8AA3

Join us for Ask the Archives at Explosion Museum in Gosport from 11am to 2pm. Come along and learn about your family his...
04/05/2019
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Join us for Ask the Archives at Explosion Museum in Gosport from 11am to 2pm. Come along and learn about your family history with one of our museum curators.

Whether you want to learn about naval history or want to discover more about your family history. Our team will help you find the answers.

The event is free to attend with a valid attraction ticket.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is an award-winning museum of naval warfare set in the 18th century buildings at the Royal Navy's former armaments depot of Priddy's Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire.Be intrigued by unique collectionsStep back in time and wander through the original buildings used to s...

Join us for D-Day Remembered at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower a special Living History event this May Day Bank hol...
03/05/2019
D-Day Remembered

Join us for D-Day Remembered at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower a special Living History event this May Day Bank holiday to mark D-Day 75.

📆👉 6 May 2019 from 11:00 - 15:00

There will be plenty to see and do including...
💥 D Day reenactors
💥 Portsmouth model boat display
💥 Handle objects from the D Day Story
💥 Take part in our family fun ‘Make Do and Mend activities from potato printing to making your own lavender bag.
💥Meet the women of Explosion who helped with preparations for the Normandy invasion

🎟 Free entry to the event and to Explosion, Museum of Naval Firepower.

🚗 The car park at Explosion Museum will be available during the event.

🛳 The Waterbus service from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is available during this time.

Join us for a special Living History event this May Day Bank holiday as we commemorate D Day 75 at Explosion, Museum of the Naval Firepower. The event is free and includes free entry to the museum all day. There will be plenty to see and do with our D Day reenactors, Portsmouth model boat display wi...

Who's going to be adventuring with us this Bank Holiday? We're all looking forward to a long weekend but what better way...
03/05/2019

Who's going to be adventuring with us this Bank Holiday? We're all looking forward to a long weekend but what better way to spend it than in the company of giant Royal Navy ships and museums.

We'll be open as normal on Monday 6 May from 10am - so rest assured our giant air cannons inside Horrible Histories Pirates will be armed and our Dockyard Alive team will be on hand dressed as pirates and classic characters.

Book online and save 20% here: https://bit.ly/2sYxynE

03/05/2019
HNLMS Luymes enters Portsmouth Harbour

It’s been a busy week in Portsmouth Harbour with US Coast Guard Eagle leaving on Tuesday. Today a brand new ship is arriving from the Netherlands. HNLMS Luymes (A803) is a hydrographic survey vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship manages different tasks including surveying the sea, operating as a guard ship, representing the Netherlands at home and abroad as well as helping out maritime scientific surveys by the Ministry of Defence.

The survey ship has arrived into HM Naval Base Portsmouth just in time for the bank holiday weekend. You can spot her on a Harbour Tour as you discover Portsmouth from a different angle. Why not book online and save 20% on a Full Navy Ticket? Explore 11 amazing attractions and more here: https://bit.ly/2sYxynE

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