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HMS Victory

HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
Post Code : PO1 3NH
Telephone : 02392 839766 option 2 InfoLine: 02392 861512
Admission Cost Admission Charge
Visit this most famous ship.

Take a look around Lord Nelson's ship, commissioned in 1778. She was used for 34 years, being active in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War the Napoleonic wars, and of course as Nelson's flagship in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar.

After being brought back to Portsmouth the Victory was moored up until, in 1922, the ship was moved to the dry dock where she has been ever since.

Highlights include the Great Cabin, where he planned the Battle of Trafalgar, the actual spot where Nelson died, and discover life below decks for the crew of 800 men.

In busy times you look around the Victory by yourself, but in quieter periods, if a guide is available, you will be shown around. An exhibition shows how the ship was built.

Your admission ticket includes entry to the other historic attractions at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There are a number of regular events held from April to November.

Opening Times
Daily, but closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Apr-Oct: Opens at 10:00. Last entry 16:45, Dockyard gates close at 18:00.
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