The Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth is a fantastic collection of museums and historic ships, situated within a working Naval Base, that showcases some of the best of Britain's restored naval ships from the past. Walk aboard the HMS Victory, Nelson's 18th century flagship on board which he was killed during battle, and the immaculate 19th century HMS Warrior, the world's first iron-hulled warship, powered by both steam and sail, which was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet.
The newly opened Mary Rose Museum is a fantastic exploration of what happened to Henry VIII's Tudor warship, with the museum arranged as on different floors of the ship, overlooking the wreck, to show what life was like on board. Learn about the processes being undertaken to preserve the shipwreck and see hundred of exhibits that were brought up from the wreck and have been preserved, including various personal objects from the sailors.
With the Museum of the Royal Navy, boat tours around the harbour, and the interactive Action Stations where you can find out through games and activities what it would be like to train for the Royal Navy, there is much to keep everyone entertained all day!