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Top Attractions in Portsmouth

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  • Stew K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take your time at this very well presented display we found it well presented and educational, We certainly learnt a lot about live back then.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Trail745486
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our 2nd visit and have to say there is so much to see and do. Still didn’t get round it all! Amazing history, the actors and staff are so knowledgeable. Fortunate to have ex-Mariners to tell us lots of interesting facts. Boat trip to the submarine was lovely and the staff are VERY friendly - refreshing! Submarine & HMS Warrior are humbling and fascinating.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Jeremy H
    Bristol, UK124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience and a “must” when visiting Portsmouth. Staff friendly, helpful and information. A special mention of Adrian who seemed to be a good “multi-tasker”.

    Views are breathtaking and help you to get your bearings of the local area and beyond. Isle of Wight can be seen clearly in the distance.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Lisa T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was reluctant to go at first as I wanted to go on HMS Victory (we only had time for one more!) but I am so glad we did. You could wander around freely and enjoy every aspect of the ship. The best bit though, that made this such a great experience, were the character crew. They were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and completely in character. They knew the 'big' stuff but also had so many anecdotes that were funny, interesting and informative. We spoke to the lieutenant for ages and he was amazing, I could have listened to him all day! Excellent attraction!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • RazzyBthefirst
    Macclesfield, UK1,405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My dad being a naval history buff, this was just something we had to do. Picked a filthy day and it was a fair journey from Cheshire, but well worth it.

    Plenty of staff around and you get an audio device to take onboard, which is a must. Absolutely fascinating to listen to what was going on back then. We are both 6' 3'' so a good job we were wearing caps, the lower deck ceilings are low and there was plenty of head banging going on. We were told by one of the guides that the tallest crew member was actually 6' 7'', poor lad.

    Bought an ultimate ticket online - you can return any time over the next 12 months. We will go back to see the Mary Rose and maybe we can get on the deck of Victory by then, current work permitting?
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Gareth
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Christmas Shopping 🛍 for family friends & the wife indoors, got everything I wanted on my list, lots of handbags, Coach & Michael Kors, also Make up & perfume, what was fantastic I went to the wrapping place & all my gifts 🎁 was hand wrapped free with beautiful ribbons 🎀 & bows - the 3 lady's there made my day at Gunwharf, had a lunch break & coffee break then headed to the Gosport ferry back to my car in Gosport as I couldn't park anywhere near in Portsmouth & saw two flat top aircraft carriers in Portsmouth Harbour yesterday 22 December 2023.
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • jdavies41
    Portsmouth, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a local, and of a certain age, we felt we had a fairly good knowledge of the events surrounding D Day, but wanted to visit The D-Day Story to get an up to date look at changes made since we visited it a long time ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and found the tour of the Landing Craft particularly interesting, with the guide providing an excellent commentary, and giving little snippets of detail you would never have thought of.

    Well worth a visit and allow a reasonable amount of time to do The D-Day Story justice.
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • UbiqueRE
    Winchester, UK29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For a free afternoon out you really cannot beat Fort Nelson, I've paid £20 admission to see places with less than a quarter of what Fort Nelson has to offer.
    Exhibits are well presented, interactive, with just enough information (not going into too much 'nerdy' detail). There are wide open spaces for kids to run around in and also dark mysterious tunnels to explore. Being on top of Portsdown Hill also means that the views over Portsmouth and the Solent are stunning, the views to the front of the fort over open countryside aren't bad either.
    The cafe looked a little on the expensive side, but hey, the place is free so who cares!
    I took the guided tour which does cost a fiver but it was probably the best value for a fiver I've had in a very long time. Bubbly and enthusiastic tour guide Sarah probably knows more about the history of the place than the guide book does - I'd happily (and probably will) re visit just for the 'Sarah' experience!
    Amazing place.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • DivePanther
    Portsmouth, UK149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Six of us visited for the first time on Remembrance Sunday and we were on the deck of HMS Warrior at midday for the silence and the cannon salute, which was surprisingly moving. We all had our favourite parts of the Museum - my personal highlight was the actor playing a midshipman. His description of the ship and his duties - in the present tense - was absolutely convincing and he obviously knew the vessel and it systems very well indeed. The Mary Rose exhibition was also amazing. To be honest, it all was!
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Yvette Wetton
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popped in today with Uni student daughter. Enjoyed all the exhibits - particularly some of the art installations. In some parts it was a bit dark and needed a torch to read. Beautiful building and grounds. Will definitely visit again in warmer weather! Cafe was particularly welcoming and food was great!
    Written 24 January 2024
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  • Jan D
    Southsea, England, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took grandson to visit Santa today and can well recommend was very good and he thoroughly enjoyed himself
    Written 21 December 2023
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  • Elliott G
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place for a walk, has nice atmosphere and good scenery, would be good to take pictures or just get away with the dog.
    Written 16 February 2024
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