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. 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.

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
NMRN Museum

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

NMRN Museum

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.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
14/09/2017

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The 30th anniversary of Victorian battleship HMS Warrior 1860’s return to Portsmouth was the focus for a visit, today, 14 September, by royal patron HRH Princess Alexandra to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

After being updated on progress on the restoration project she formally launched two years ago, Her Royal Highness met with staff, volunteers and trustees and marked the 30th anniversary with tea and cake.

She last visited in 2015 to formally launch a Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project to conserve and repair the bulwarks and water bar on the deck. The 18-month, £2.6 million project is expected to be complete by Easter 2018.

Thank you Waitrose in Southsea for raising £310 for HMS Warrior 1860. If you would like to raise money for HMS Warrior ...
12/09/2017

Thank you Waitrose in Southsea for raising £310 for HMS Warrior 1860.

If you would like to raise money for HMS Warrior 1860 you can send an email to [email protected]

Many thanks to Waitrose in Southsea who raised £310 for HMS Warrior 1860!

16/08/2017

Thank you to one our Quartermasters on board for this fantastic footage of the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, coming past Warrior and arriving at its new home. What an amazing experience!

Why not come and visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and see Britain's largest ever warship. You can get tickets here: http://bit.ly/1IJCquh

WIN THE ULTIMATE TICKET BUNDLE!Who doesn't want a year full of fun? We've got a competition you'll absolutely love!We've...
10/08/2017

WIN THE ULTIMATE TICKET BUNDLE!

Who doesn't want a year full of fun? We've got a competition you'll absolutely love!

We've partnered with Victorious Festival to offer one lucky person the chance to win 2 x premium Sunday festival tickets. But that's not all... You could win:

- 2 x adult tickets for The Subaquatic Steampunk Weekend
- 2 x All Attraction tickets for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
- 2 x adult tickets for the Festival of Christmas

All you need to do is enter your details on our competition page. It's that simple! We'll announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter on 18 August.

Enter our competition here: https://goo.gl/PW1xqv

AND THE WINNER IS... DONNA RANDALL!

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered our competition. Stay posted to Facebook and Twitter soon for more.

Who doesn't want a year full of fun? We've got a competition you'll absolutely love!

We've partnered with Victorious Festival to offer one lucky person the chance to win 2 x premium Sunday festival tickets. But that's not all... You could win:

- 2 x adult tickets for The Subaquatic Steampunk Weekend
- 2 x All Attraction tickets for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
- 2 x adult tickets for the Festival of Christmas

All you need to do is enter your details on our competition page. It's that simple! We'll announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter on 18 August.

Enter our competition here: https://goo.gl/PW1xqv

Want to dine onboard Queen Elizabeth and help support restoration efforts for HMS Warrior 1860? Now you can. In conjunct...
07/08/2017

Want to dine onboard Queen Elizabeth and help support restoration efforts for HMS Warrior 1860? Now you can. In conjunction with Cunard, there are 30 places left for this exclusive dining experience.

AN EXCLUSIVE DINNER ONBOARD QUEEN ELIZABETH

Would you like to enjoy a private dining experience like no other? In association with Cunard, we’re offering a limited amount of tickets for an exclusive dining experience onboard Queen Elizabeth in Southampton on Monday 25 September from 9.45am and disembarkation at approximately 3pm.

Take in the luxury liner as you enjoy a special Champagne reception, a sumptuous 3 course meal with wine and a ‘money can’t buy’ auction and raffle. The event will help with the preservation efforts for HMS Warrior 1860, with all profits going towards the restoration project.

Tickets cost £175 (+VAT) per person for National Museum of the Royal Navy members and £200 (+VAT) for the general public.

To reserve your place, please email [email protected]. There are now only 30 tickets left for the event – so book now to avoid disappointment.

HMS Warrior 1860 celebrated 30 years of being open to the public last week. Love Southsea have written a wonderful blog ...
31/07/2017
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Warrior 1860 celebrated 30 years of being open to the public last week. Love Southsea have written a wonderful blog on the reopening and a look back at her arrival into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Did you visit us on 27 July to celebrate the 30th anniversary of HMS Warrior 1860 being reopened to the public? Love Southsea have written a wonderful blog on the anniversary and a look back at her arrival 30 years ago into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Read Love Southsea's blog here: https://goo.gl/Xd7YLU

You can visit HMS Warrior and much more with our All Attraction ticket. Book online and save 20% here: https://goo.gl/Fw5zNt

Can you remember the first time the public came onboard HMS Warrior 1860? Today, we celebrate the 30 anniversary of the ...
27/07/2017

Can you remember the first time the public came onboard HMS Warrior 1860? Today, we celebrate the 30 anniversary of the ship's reopening.

Share your memories from the event in the comments below.

Today, we celebrate 30 years of HMS Warrior 1860 being open to public. This article from the The News, Portsmouth looks at the team getting it ship shape for the public.

“She’ll be ready” reads the headline, as the team sped towards the opening time of 10.30am on Monday 27 July 1987.

At the time, Warrior’s Captain, Colin Allen said: “We have met just about every deadline so far – and we will meet this one.”

Towing experts spent 10 days mooring HMS Warrior for her berth with chain cables. This exciting development was met with rapturous applause from local people.

Can you remember this ship’s magnificent return? What are your memories from this historic event? Share them in the comments below – perhaps you have some photos from the day.

Article credit: Portsmouth Publishing and Printing

#OnThisDay in 1867, HMS Warrior was at Spithead for the fleet review by Queen Victoria. The Ottoman Sultan, Abdülaziz I...
17/07/2017

#OnThisDay in 1867, HMS Warrior was at Spithead for the fleet review by Queen Victoria. The Ottoman Sultan, Abdülaziz I, was also present at the review and was awarded the Order of the Garter by Queen Victoria on board the RY Victoria and Albert.
(Image: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017)

Are you free on 18th or 19th July? Why not come aboard and watch 'Cabin Fever: A Seafarer's Farce', performed by the HMS...
17/07/2017

Are you free on 18th or 19th July? Why not come aboard and watch 'Cabin Fever: A Seafarer's Farce', performed by the HMS Warrior 1860's Ship's Players. For more information on how to book tickets, please email [email protected].

#OnThisDay in 1869, HMS Warrior left port for Bermuda in the company of her sister ship HMS Black Prince and HMS Terribl...
04/07/2017

#OnThisDay in 1869, HMS Warrior left port for Bermuda in the company of her sister ship HMS Black Prince and HMS Terrible whilst towing a floating dry dock. These floating dry docks were designed so that the large iron ships, such as HMS Warrior herself, could be maintained as there weren't many docks that could fit a ship of her size!
(Image: Antoine Vanner, 2015. [Online]. Available at: http://bit.ly/2tIJvPj).

Did you see us on TV last night? If you missed the programme the first time around, have a look at the link below. Warri...
27/06/2017
Britain and the Sea, 2. Invasion and Defence

Did you see us on TV last night? If you missed the programme the first time around, have a look at the link below. Warrior is featured from 20:57 and you can watch David Dimbleby abseiling down the side of the ship!

http://bbc.in/2tfXf4n

David Dimbleby continues his voyage round Britain, sailing along the south east coast.

Happy Armed Forces Day! What did you do to celebrate today?
24/06/2017

Happy Armed Forces Day! What did you do to celebrate today?

If you have photos you would like to share with us of this year's Armed Forces Day at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard please comment below.

We love seeing your pictures!

22/06/2017
History Hit

Check out this brilliant video from Dan Snow's History Hit whilst at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We are very grateful for the wonderful review he gave about us. We hope to see you on board again soon!

HMS Warrior. History's most revolutionary ships.

It's Reserve's Day and we thought it would be great if we kicked off Armed Forces Day​ by getting Marcus, who is one o...
21/06/2017

It's Reserve's Day and we thought it would be great if we kicked off Armed Forces Day​ by getting Marcus, who is one of the reserves working at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard​ to raise the Armed Forces Day flag on HMS Warrior.

Can you spot the Armed Forces Day flag in the picture?

Find out more about Armed Forces Day: https://goo.gl/wXAC4b

17/06/2017
BBC South

Did you watch BBC South Today's coverage of our 30th homecoming anniversary to Portsmouth last night? We absolutely loved seeing the footage of Warrior's entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the memories from volunteers and former staff members about that historic day.

Thirty years ago today, a flotilla of boats welcomed HMS Warrior to her new berth at Portsmouth. The first iron-hulled, armoured battleship, was once the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. From that day, thirty years ago, she was the pride Pompey

Tune in now to BBC South Today to hear about Warrior's return to Portsmouth 30 years ago today!
16/06/2017

Tune in now to BBC South Today to hear about Warrior's return to Portsmouth 30 years ago today!

You can catch us on BBC South Today to celebrate HMS Warrior 1860's 30th anniversary of her homecoming!

16/06/2017

#OnThisDay in 1987, HMS Warrior 1860 returned home to Portsmouth, having been painstakingly restored in Hartlepool. Warrior was home to stay - taking her place within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Happy 30th Anniversary!
We are also looking forward to the 27th July this year, which will mark 30 years since Warrior reopened to the public. Why not come aboard and be part of this important date in our history!

It's been 30 years TODAY since HMS Warrior 1860 came home to Portsmouth!We had some of our experts talk to BBC Radio Sol...
16/06/2017
HMS Warrior celebrates 30 years as a Portsmouth attraction, How safe do cyclists feel on the South's roads & the mystery of the missing SS Mendi bell finally solved?, Julian Clegg - BBC Radio Solent

It's been 30 years TODAY since HMS Warrior 1860 came home to Portsmouth!

We had some of our experts talk to BBC Radio Solent's Neil Sackley about her homecoming including Alastair Wilson, who's now one of the volunteers on HMS Warrior who was there 30 years ago!

Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055wvty

Built in 1860, HMS Warrior was a record breaking warship. but never fought in anger.

#OnThisDay in 1878, HMS Warrior sailed from Spithead to Portland to join Particular Service squadron, which was under th...
13/06/2017

#OnThisDay in 1878, HMS Warrior sailed from Spithead to Portland to join Particular Service squadron, which was under the command of Admiral Sir Astley Cooper Key. The squadron was made up of 19 second-line warships and was ready to sail to the Baltic (the British government feared that Russia might try to attack Constantinople, the Dardanelles or the Suez Canal, as the Russo-Turkish war had begun the previous year).
Image Credit:Wikipedia, attributed to London Steroscopic Company)

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