Events

  • Date:
    Sat, 16/02/2019 - 10:00am to Sun, 24/02/2019 - 4:30pm

    Pirate School - An Interactive Play

    Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Calling all salty sea dogs and landlubbers! When you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard during February half term, you’ll notice something a little bit different. Start your day out in the visitor centre where you’ll meet one of our pesky pirates.

    Go on a self-guided trail across the dockyard as you follow in the footsteps of Royal Navy greats. Can you find all the Pirate Maters and learn some new tricks? Take part in hilarious activities and listen to stories from the seven seas.

  • Date:
    Wed, 20/02/2019 - 10:00am to Fri, 22/02/2019 - 4:00pm

    VR Experience

    Location: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Move from the physical to the virtual world in this fun educational activity for all the family. Step into virtual reality and practice your STEM skills. In association with BMT, take part in interactive VR experiences and see the world through a different perspective. Get close up to HMS Queen Elizabeth, learn about science and technology behind the ship and step onboard the UK's largest aircraft.

  • Date: Fri, 08/03/2019 -
    10:30am to 2:30pm

    The Fleet Air Arm Museum’s reserve collection is now larger than many other entire aircraft museums and is housed in a purpose-built and climate-controlled building called Cobham Hall. Cobham Hall is now bulging with a precious assortment of all things “naval aviation heritage”.

  • Date: Wed, 13/03/2019 -
    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Ask the Archives

    Location: Royal Navy Submarine Museum 

    Join us for Ask the Archives at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum from 11am to 2pm. Come along and learn about family history with one of our museum curators. Whether you want to learn about naval history or want to discover more about your family history. Our team will help you find the answers. The event is free to attend with a valid attraction ticket.

  • Date: Fri, 29/03/2019 -
    7:00pm to 11:45pm

    Enjoy a unique dining experience, eating at sailors’ mess tables, surrounded by all the fixtures and fitings of this Victorian warships’ massive gun deck. However, you certainly won’t be napping in the hammocks as an evening of singing and entertainment will have you ‘reeling around the wheels’.

    Your ticket includes a cocktail on arrival, ½ bottle wine pp and a two course dinner.

    19:00     Boarding & reception drinks

    20:00     Dinner

    23:45     Carriages

    Dress    Nautical or smart casual

  • Date:
    Fri, 18/10/2019 - 7:00pm to Fri, 25/10/2019 - 11:30pm

    Trafalgar Night

    Location: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

    Commemorate Nelson’s famous victory by joining us for this traditional naval evening onboard HMS Victory on Friday 18 October, Saturday 19 October and Friday 25 October, Nelson’s flagship; best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar.

  • 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

    Festival of Christmas 2019

    Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Join us for our 20th anniversary extravaganza at the Festival of Christmas 2019 as you meet classic characters from the past. Travel back in time to a bygone era, where snowy streets welcome you to a world of festive cheer, as you enjoy one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals. Tickets are now available to purchase online for the 2019 christmas event but at 2018 prices.

  • 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: 

  • Date:
    Fri, 06/12/2019 - 7:00pm to Fri, 20/12/2019 - 11:30pm

    Baubles and Buccaneers

    Location: HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Get your dancing shoes and your best pirate party outfit (if you want) for the ultimate themed Christmas party onboard HMS Warrior. Join us on Friday 6 December, Saturday 7 December, Saturday 14 December and Friday 20 December.

    Our special baubles and buccaneers event is perfect for your work's Christmas party or group as you step onboard Queen Victoria's favourite ship. 

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands