Visit the world famous historic ships at the home of the Royal Navy.
The dockyard has been the starting place of many of Britain global expeditions. It is still home to the Royal Navy and serving naval vessels alongside the famous historic ships that are housed within its gate. Here you can visit the Mary Rose, HMS Victory still technically in service and the Warrior. You can also visit the Navy Museum.5 minutes walk from Portsmouth Harbour station.
Southern Kids' Tourist Board reviews:
Alice Jenner, 10 from Eastbourne
When we got onto our train it was clean and spacious, so I stretched out and chatted contentedly to my sister. The journey seemed very fast and when we got to the station I was very surprised.
First we went on a boat tour of the harbour. The boat was very modern and had two floors. We then decided to go aboard HMS Victory, an eighteenth-century warship. She is a huge ship with three gun decks. A long time ago she had some famous captains and sailors, including Sir Francis Drake and Lord Nelson. The HMS Victory is one of my favourite places in the dockyard.
We then spent a long time in the Mary Rose Museum, talking to experts who showed us some of the things that were found in the shipwreck. We were getting tired so we had an ice cream at the Georgian Tearooms before our last stop - the famous Trafalgar Sail. Then we headed back to the station where we wound down in the comfort of the train.
My unique experience at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will stay with me for a very long time. You should experience it too!
Dad, Colin’s review
“Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for the family - no matter what the weather. There's so much to do, we've already made a date to go back and discover more. It’s packed full of great things to do for boys and girls of all ages.”