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All hands on deck at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!

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This autumn get young explorers out to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards to learn about the groundbreaking work the conservation teams are undertaking to keep two world-famous ships protected. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the raising of The Mary Rose and get a once-in-a-generation look at conservation works on HMS Victory in a unique experience.

40 years ago, a Tudor icon was raised 

On 11th October 1982, Henry VIII’s famous flagship, The Mary Rose, was recovered from the Solent’s seabed. Discover the story of her raising by visiting Portsmouth’s award-winning museum. Visitors are invited to join in with the anniversary celebrations, which include 80s-style games arcade, courtesy of Game Over – Portsmouth’s only video game café.

Experience HMS Victory like never before 

Sneak a peek behind the scenes of HMS Victory in one of the biggest conservation projects The National Museum of the Royal Navy has ever undertaken. Gain a fascinating insight into the work of specialist shipwrights by visiting Victory Live: The Big RepairA family trail is also available to pick up on arrival. 

October half term events – Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October.

Join in with some of the amazing October half term events! There are a variety of children’s workshops as well as fun and informative resources and events for families!

One ultimate ticket gives you access to 10 attractions

With an Ultimate Explorer ticket, you can visit now and keep coming back for the whole year, to soak up what you may have missed, or see a favourite attraction again. Book online today and save up to £45 on family tickets!

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