HMS Warrior 1860

HMS Warrior 1860 The ideal venue for your wedding ceremony, reception, party or other event. HMS Warrior is the world’s first modern battleship combining an iron hull, armour plate and steam machinery.
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Launched in 1860 to counter the threat posed by the French Navy, she was the fastest and most heavily armoured ship of her day. Such was the pace of Victorian technological change that she was obsolete by 1883 and hulked in 1898. Following this she performed a variety of roles including forming a part of the Navy’s training school, HMS Vernon in Portsmouth from 1904-1924 and then serving as a floating pontoon at Pembroke Dock from 1929-1979. In 1979 she was transferred to the Warrior Preservation Trust and taken to Hartlepool for a £7 million restoration project funded predominantly by the late Sir John Smith. In 1987 after her 8 year restoration, HMS Warrior returned to Portsmouth to take her rightful place within Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. In 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy took over the running of HMS Warrior as part of other historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Mission: Warrior is undoubtedly one of the most sought after locations on the South coast. An atmospheric and unique venue, Warrior provides a superb Victorian maritime setting – whatever the occasion. We cater for weddings, dinner parties, large evening events and small lunch parties. As well as corporate launch parties and business meetings. Your special event will be tailor made to your individual requirements with sensitivity, expertise and professionalism.

Operating as usual

21/09/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a National Museum?

Take a look at the video below which tells you all about our brand new Collections Store - Storehouse 12.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #MuseumFromHome

15/09/2020
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.

At 0800 HMS Prince of Wales will raise colours and then at 1145 HMS Queen Elizabeth will once again depart HMNB Portsmouth for exercise Joint Warrior. You can find out more here - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/operations/united-kingdom/exercise-joint-warrior

Don’t forget to tell us where you are watching from!

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
29/08/2020

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visiting the dockyard this weekend? Keep your eyes out for Able Seaman Richard Pollard, master gunner in charge of one of the guns on HMS Warrior 1860

If you spot him, make sure you ask him about his interesting past but be warned, he can be very chatty...

18/08/2020
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!

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

11/08/2020
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!

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

06/08/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

We have been refurbishing HMS Warrior's mizzen mast over the past nine months. This is the first time one of Warrior's masts has been struck - taken down - since the ship completed her restoration in 1987. Watch live as the topmast is lifted back in.

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

05/08/2020
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!

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

14/07/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

As you may have noticed HMS Warrior has been without the top of her Mizzen Mast for a few months. The previous mast and rigging which were 35 years old were removed for essential maintenance.

Last week we started the reassembly of Warrior’s Mizzen Mast and have been installing the fighting tops support beams. These support beams are called trestle tress (fore-aft) and cross tress (port-starboard) and they form the foundations for the rigging.

Take a look at our time lapse video which shows them being installed.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #MuseumFromHome

01/07/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

We are delighted to welcome back HMS Queen Elizabeth to her homeport today. She left on June 8th for further training with the F35B fighter jets in the North Sea and getting her FOST certification. She then moved onto Exercise Crimson Ocean with HMS Kent.

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

26/05/2020
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 HMS Mersey at around 10.05am entering the harbour and HMS Blazer departing at 1pm and returning at around 3pm.

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

19/05/2020
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!

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

12/05/2020
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!

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

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN

08/05/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

HMS Warrior proudly wears her flags to commemorate 75 years since Victory in Europe. Her flags spelling out VE Day 75 Years, and the flags are being hoisted by Ben Gillett, National Museum of the Royal Navy Rigger.

Flags are being flown from HMS Warriors Topsail yard.

#VEDay75 #StandWithYourServices

08/05/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

To commemorate #VEDay75, join in the Royal Navy celebration #ShineALight campaign tomorrow, 8 May, marking the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

9.30 pm: The King's speech - naval ships will redirect their searchlights skywards to form ‘V for victory’ beams for five minutes. With your phone, torch, or anything that emits light, take to the night sky and shine your light!

We will be going live on the Warrior Webcam to hopefully capture the 'V for Victory' lights at HM Naval Base Portsmouth from 9.25pm tomorrow evening.

However you mark this occasion, share your #ShineALight pictures and videos on social media with us.

#VEDay75
#StandWithYourServices

07/04/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

Looking forward to showcasing some of our amazing collections through the National Museum of the Royal Navy page #navigatethenavy

The team at the National Museum of the Royal Navy have been hard at work making sure our staff and our 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 our extraordinary collections, give you a sneaky look behind the closed doors of our museums 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

A note to our members and visitors. For further information, please visit our website to be kept up to date.nmrn.org.uk/...
19/03/2020

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

nmrn.org.uk/coronavirus

11/11/2019

Today it's Armistice Day also known as Remembrance Day.

We'll be marking the day the First World War ended in 1918 at 11am by observing a two-minute silence to remember all the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

We hope you'll join us by being silent at 11am.

#RemembranceDay
#WeShallRememberThem
#LestWeForget

30/09/2019

📣 🎟️ DUE TO ONGOING SYSTEM UPDATES, OUR TEAMS MAY TAKE LONGER TO COME BACK TO YOU. PLEASE BEAR WITH US.🎟️📣

📣 🎟️ TICKET ANNOUNCEMENT 🎟️📣

Every now and then we need to give a bit of TLC to our ticket system.

This evening we’ll be doing a few important upgrades between 5.30pm and 7pm. During this time you will be unable to purchase tickets to our museums and events.

👉 But, good news, it’s for a short time, not a long time and the ability to buy tickets will resume from 7pm.

🛍️ Our shop will still be open for a spot of shopping though!

HMS Warrior 1860's cover photo
25/09/2019

HMS Warrior 1860's cover photo

Get your sleuthing skills ready as you take on another 'Museums After Dark' experience this Halloween season with a murd...
02/09/2019

Get your sleuthing skills ready as you take on another 'Museums After Dark' experience this Halloween season with a murder on the high seas.

HMS Warrior, 1946, a scene of a murder most foul... the wedding of Ms and Miss Clarke will be taking place onboard. However, as darkness descends on the dockyard, something isn't quite right...

Join us for a brand new fully immersive murder mystery experience that unfolds before you. Start your evening outside Victory Gate as you receive an invitation to join wedding guests for an unforgettable night. Explore: https://bit.ly/2ZwM8nF

We wanted to give you an update on the webcam. We're currently performing maintenance which will secure the future of th...
08/08/2019

We wanted to give you an update on the webcam. We're currently performing maintenance which will secure the future of the camera and our ability to show you amazing moments from Portsmouth Harbour. For the latest updates, please visit: https://bit.ly/2KByN3Q

🎥 We're currently performing maintenance on the Warrior webcam at the moment. We know you all love it and we're working hard to fix it as quickly possible. 🎥

We will update you as soon as we have more information on this. You can get all the latest updates on the webcam page here: https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/webcam

HMS Warrior 1860's cover photo
23/05/2019

HMS Warrior 1860's cover photo

Fans of Victoria Schofield have something to look forward to at an upcoming book talk onboard. Victoria will be discussi...
19/03/2019

Fans of Victoria Schofield have something to look forward to at an upcoming book talk onboard. Victoria will be discussing her new book, 'With The Royal Navy In War and Peace' on Friday 22 March from 11.30 am - 1pm. The talk is free to those with a valid attraction ticket. Find out more about the talk here: https://bit.ly/2TVcSLL

We're pleased to welcome author, Victoria Schofield to HMS Warrior for an exclusive book talk on Friday 22 March.

In her talk, Victoria will discuss her new book, 'With The Royal Navy In War and Peace' as she recounts the story of Brian Bethen Schofield who at the beginning of the twentieth century looks back at a time when the Royal Navy ruled the waves.

Her new book goes into detail about Brian serving as a midshipman in The Great War to his role as a navigator and interpreter. The event is open to all with a valid attraction ticket. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2UJbglx

HMS Warrior is closed for essential maintenance today. We're currently undergoing restoration works which requires us to...
17/01/2019

HMS Warrior is closed for essential maintenance today. We're currently undergoing restoration works which requires us to access all areas of the ship. We'll also be closed on Tuesday 22 January. We look forward to welcoming you onboard then.

Have you bought your ticket for Trafalgar Night yet?With a three-course meal, sea shanties and you dine and live enterta...
23/06/2018

Have you bought your ticket for Trafalgar Night yet?

With a three-course meal, sea shanties and you dine and live entertainment from The Little Big Band, join us to celebrate Nelson's famous victory in style.

Book your tickets for either the 19th or 20th October: https://bit.ly/2uZQbuA

Looking for an unusual gift idea for the rum lover in your life? Book tickets today for a dining experience like no othe...
24/05/2018

Looking for an unusual gift idea for the rum lover in your life? Book tickets today for a dining experience like no other https://goo.gl/oBYbVo

On 31 August, come aboard HMS Warrior 1860 to learn about the history of the ship, the heritage of the rum and the Royal Navy’s unique connection to the liquor along.

Then enjoy a splendid meal on the pride of Queen Victoria's navy, accompanied by musical entertainment throughout the night.

HMS Warrior 1860 figurehead in the dockyard in the early 20th century. Come and see HMS Warrior1860 at Portsmouth Histor...
05/02/2018

HMS Warrior 1860 figurehead in the dockyard in the early 20th
century.

Come and see HMS Warrior1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Buy Annual All Attraction tickets online and receive 20% off: historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Important Notice for Warrior Association Members:Please look out for the email which we sent out to you today regarding ...
30/10/2017

Important Notice for Warrior Association Members:
Please look out for the email which we sent out to you today regarding this year’s membership renewals. It is an exciting opportunity to enjoy additional exclusive benefits.

If you're not part of the Warrior Association Members but would like to be a member of the National Museum of the Royal Navy please find more information here: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/membership

Would you like to be part of something amazing? Would you like to volunteer? We've launched DIVE, a brand new initiative...
04/10/2017
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Would you like to be part of something amazing? Would you like to volunteer? We've launched DIVE, a brand new initiative to get people involved in naval heritage at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. You could volunteer in heritage and our collections team as part of our daily digital challenges.

You can sign up here: http://nmrn.volunteermakers.org

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Ahoy me hearties! Avast! It's #TalkLikeAPirateDay today! Savvy? Now you scallywags can download our pack and learn to sp...
19/09/2017
Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy me hearties! Avast! It's #TalkLikeAPirateDay today! Savvy?

Now you scallywags can download our pack and learn to speak just like the rest of the crew! Arrrrrrgh! With jokes, activities and a selection of phrases, you'll be sure to be speaking like a pirate in no time!

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/talk-like-a-pirate

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day

The perfect Christmas gift for those of you who attended our rum ceremony? Carry on your rum education! #NavyRumhttps://...
16/09/2017

The perfect Christmas gift for those of you who attended our rum ceremony? Carry on your rum education! #NavyRum

https://shop.nmrn.org.uk/products/the-curious-bartenders-rum-revolution

Did you love our rum festival and want to carry on your rum education? Have a look on the NMRN shop for The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution!

The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution is the fifth book by bestselling author Tristan Stephenson. Explore rum's remarkable history from its humble origins to its status as life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba. Discover its darker past, with tales of devils, pirates and its reputation as the revolutionary spirit. This fabled drink is in the midst of another revolution, transforming from uninspiring grog to premium product, with aged and spiced premium varieties leading the charge. Learn about how rum is made, from the science of sugar cane and molasses to distillation and unique ageing techniques. The Rum Tour will transport you to the most exciting rum distilleries the world has to offer, with Tristan's signature tasting notes guiding you towards the right rum at the right time. Explore the legendary Caribbean home of rum to the pioneering rum makers around the world embracing dynamic new techniques and taking flavor to dizzy new heights. Finally, Tristan's mixology skills will help you master jazzed-up versions of the Mai Tai and Mojito, perfect a Planter's Punch and keep you on trend with Brazil's famous Caipirinha and Batida cocktails, made with rum's sister spirit, cachaça.

https://shop.nmrn.org.uk/

We are proud to support Portsmouth Pride!
16/09/2017

We are proud to support Portsmouth Pride!

Portsmouth Pride is taking place today and aims to be more than just a LGBTQ+ parade and gathering.

Supporting Portsmouth and the local community is extremely important to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The aim of the pride is to raise awareness through entertainment, and it is hoped that this will become an annual event for the city.

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

Telephone

023 9283 9766

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HMS Warrior

Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful warship of her day and had a lasting influence on naval architecture and design. Work and life on board reflected both the changes the Royal Navy experienced as it evolved into a professional service and shifts in Victorian society.

Built to counter the latest French battleship, Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet by igniting a new era in naval technology, she soon became outdated. After 22 years’ service, Warrior’s hull was to be used as a depot, floating school and an oil jetty. Painstakingly restored in Hartlepool and back home in Portsmouth since 1987, Warrior is a unique survivor of the once formidable Victorian Navy and now serves as a museum ship, visitor attraction, popular private hire venue and more.

Join the Captain and crew on board and explore this almighty Victorian battleship for yourself - the most fearsome naval weapon of her day and sole survivor of the Black Battlefleet. The Ship’s company are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

See Queen Victoria’s favourite ship and save 20% when you book a Full Navy Ticket online today.

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Comments

Hi. Any plans for dining on HMS Warrior for 2021 if the situation has changed then. Got married on there in 2011 and would love to arrange an anniversary dinner if I could.
Can anyone tell me the name of RN ship moored at South quay please..Tuesday 24-03-20..
A festive HMS Warrior 1860 taking centre stage in the night Portsmouth skyline. www.shaunroster.com/Aerial/Portsmouth-Historic-Dockyard
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It's great to see the webcam back up and running and positioned on the main mast, .Also great to see more of the old girl. Sad that it no longer shows the south quay and the naval dock yard though..😥
Could be me,but the webcam keeps "buffering" with the little hour glass going round....Not an expert but it's annoying...is it just me?? 🙂
Brilliant work by the camera operator again. What a fantastic contrast, as well, to catch such a variety of vessels!
Just watched the HMS Dragon homecoming from Australia. Brilliant work, camera operator! 👏👏👏👏👏
Please fix your webcam...... so annoying.
!!URGENT!! Clock is ticking! Only until end of February! Help to save an unique pice of our all maritime heritage, the sole survived four-masted fullrigged ship and sailing oil tanker, the FALLS OF CLYDE! > > > > https://www.gofundme.com/fallsofclyde < < <
HMS Warrior 1860 in the fog this morning 15 Feb 2018.
I'd like to share my Photograph of the Warrior with you if that is OK?