Our popular Christmas market offers a truly unique Christmas shopping experience and 2013 sees our biggest Christmas market to date. Expanded across the site to areas not usually accessible to the public, the market will be almost doubled in size to be the largest Christmas market on the South Coast!
The Terror of the Seas. The magnificent HMS Warrior sits at the entrance to the Dockyard site. The world's first iron-hulled armoured warship is still a commissioned ship within the Royal Navy fleet. Launched in 1860, it is famous for never having fired a shot in anger and yet changing naval warfare forever.
Mary Rose Museum
The exciting, new £27 million Mary Rose Museum opened its doors to visitors in the spring and has captured the imagination of a world-wide audience ever since.
Action Stations brings the modern Royal Navy to you, with hands on experiences for all the family with a mixture of physical challenges, simulators and technological experiments.
HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Nelson's flagship is best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar. Now visitors can explore this magnificent ship.
National Museum of the Royal Navy
The National Museum of the Royal Navy is one of the country's leading maritime museums. Come and see the only museum devoted to the ships of the Royal Navy and the men and women who served in them.
Portsmouth is still the home of the modern Royal Navy. The harbour tour offers unrivalled views of Britain's modern frigates, destroyers and helicopter carriers, as well as historic buildings, sights and ships.
Food & Drink
Throughout the site, there will be plenty of choice of food and drink outlets to suit all tastes. Choices will include traditional sausages, real Cornish pasties, fish and chips, noodles and of course warming Gluhwein!
Real Ale Tavern
Not to be missed is Fagin's Tavern in the spectacular Spiegeltent located next to the world famous HMS Victory. In here you will find a real ale bar and entertainment including Morris dancers, a traditional Oompah band and many more fun filled performances.
Traditional Father Christmas
Traditionally, Father Christmas was dressed in green to represent the return of Spring. He was a jolly fellow who is supposed to have visited families to feast with them at Christmas. In Victorian times, Father Christmas became an emblem of good cheer typifying the spirit of Christmas.