Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Discover legendary ships, fascinating galleries and unique artefacts at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – the only place where you can explore over 500 years of British naval history. Immerse yourself in the lives of crew members: from the Tudors to the Victorians, right through to the 21st century.

With 9 attractions to choose from, including HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, HMS Warrior, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Explosion Museum of Firepower, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and HMS M.33, you’re spoilt for choice for things to see and experience.

New for 2023!
Dive the Mary Rose 4D – an immersive multi-sensory 4D cinema experience that gives visitors the chance to experience what it was like to dive the Mary Rose, this never-before-seen theatre experience will explore the history of when the Mary Rose tragically sank 477 years ago, right up until the present day. It will tell the crucial stories of all those who were instrumental in bringing the Mary Rose to the surface of The Solent, acting as a lasting legacy for the hundreds of individuals involved in the world’s largest underwater excavation and recovery.

The Armada Maps National Treasures – see the story of the Spanish Armada brought to life with our newest limited exhibition. Discover the history of the Spanish Armada, the battles that shaped the campaign, and how the outcome changed the course of history. 10 maps. 45 days. 1 incredible story.