• Date:
    Sat, 06/04/2019 - 10:00am to Thu, 31/12/2020 - 5:00pm

    Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition

    Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Let your little pirates loose as they captain their very own ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy.

    Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code – otherwise you might be taking a trip to Davey Jones’ Locker.

  • Date:
    Sat, 19/10/2019 - 7:00pm to Fri, 25/10/2019 - 11:30pm

    Trafalgar Night

    Location: HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

    Commemorate Nelson’s famous victory by joining us for this traditional naval evening onboard HMS Victory on Saturday 19 October and Friday 25 October, Nelson’s flagship; best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar.

  • Date: Sat, 26/10/2019 -
    11:00am to 4:30pm

    Grand Uckers Tournament

    Location: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport

  • Date: Tue, 29/10/2019 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Pirates and Pumpkins

    Location: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

    A ghost pirate ship has sailed into Priddy’s Hard and the skeleton crew have taken over the site. Come and join us for some spook-tacular fun including – Halloween crafts, face painting, deathly disco, kids trail and competitions galore.

    Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket.

    Save 20% on a Full Navy Ticket

    Valid tickets include National Membership, Full Navy Ticket and an Any 1, Any 2 or Any 3 attraction ticket.

  • Date: Tue, 29/10/2019 -
    11:00am to 4:00pm

    Chat with Captain Hardy

    Location: HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    This is your chance to chat to a real-life captain! Hear about the lives of officers and men on board HMS Victory with Captain Hardy. And if that isn’t enough, you will also have the chance to uncover mystery objects linked to the ship with our detective activity on the Lower Gun Deck.

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  • Date: Wed, 30/10/2019 -
    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Create your own pirate eye patch

    Location: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport

  • Date: Sat, 02/11/2019 -
    7:00pm to 10:00pm


    Strictly 18+ only

    HMS Warrior, 1946, a scene of a murder most foul...

    Darkness once again descends on the dockyard as guests travel back to 2 November 1946 as they try to solve a murder most foul. You're cordially invited to the wedding of Mr and Mrs Clarke onboard the resplendent HMS Warrior for an evening you will never forget...

    Britain is at peace, the Second World War is over and people's lives begin to return to normality. For one couple, their wedding onboard Warrior soon descends into anarchy and death.

  • Date: Fri, 08/11/2019 -
    7:00pm to 11:45pm

    Pickle Night

    Location: HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    “Sir we have won a great victory, but we have lost Lord Nelson!”

    Join us to celebrate the arrival of the HMS Pickle bringing news of the great victory of Trafalgar and the great loss of Admiral Lord Nelson. Enjoy a hearty meal whilst listening to Vice Admiral Collingwood’s dispatches regailing the tales of the battle, and the sorrow of Lord Nelson’s death.

  • Date:
    Fri, 29/11/2019 - 10:30am to Sun, 01/12/2019 - 5:30pm

    The Victorian Christmas Festival 2019

    Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Travel back in time to a bygone era, where classic characters welcome you to a world of festive cheer, as you enjoy one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals. The Victorian Christmas Festival returns in 2019 from 29 November - 1 December 2019 from 10am - 6pm.

    Celebrate our 20th anniversary as you treat yourself to some well-earned retail therapy in our Christmas markets, meet Victorian street performers, a traditional green Father Christmas and so much more!

  • Date: Fri, 06/12/2019 -
    6:30pm to 11:30pm

    Glitz and Glamour

    Location: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

    Kick off your Christmas in style & dance the night away to the amazing Singer Rachael Hawnt as seen on BBC 1’s All together Now. The 18th century powder magazine with walls up to 8ft think, arching brickwork & Victorian wooden floors, is the perfect place to party. Tickets are £47.50 per person and include: 

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands