Due to uncertainty around changing COVID regulations and the potential impact of sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 

Pre-booking is advised, and visitors must wear masks for their safety and the safety of others, unless exempt.

HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


Reopening Dates for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

We’ve swabbed the decks and are ready to welcome you back on board!

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Gosport sites (The Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower) will be reopening on Monday 24 August 2020. Tickets will be available to pre-book from Thursday 6 August at 12 noon. However, that’s not the only news we have to share!

When the Dockyard reopens, it will be in collaboration with the Mary Rose Museum, and with an exciting new ticket offer which will enable visitors to explore all of the dockyard’s extraordinary ships galleries and maritime experiences with one, simplified ticket.

Any visitors who already hold a 12 month ticket for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or the Mary Rose Museum, which is still valid, will receive an extension reflecting the same amount of time that the site has been closed.

Any visitors whose ticket expired during the closure period will receive an extension which will start from the day the site closed and will run until the expiry day of your ticket. So if you had 30 days still to run on your ticket, 30 days will be added to it, from our reopening date. We will contact you via email shortly to arrange this.

When you decide to visit us, your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority, which is why we will be asking ALL visitors including 12 month ticket holders and members to book online.

For more information on our safety measures please download our safety pack here.

We hope to see you soon!

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