Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HM Naval Base



General Enquiries


General Enquiries

02392 839766

Action Stations

02392 893338

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Action Stations
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Action Stations is a hi-tech visitor attraction that offers visitors of all ages an insight into the modern day Royal Navy. As well as two climbing exhibits, a laser weapons range, a Merlin Flight Simulator and a 6-axis motion simulator, Action Stations also boasts a 275 seat auditorium for the daily showings of 'Command Approved' (Cert PG.) The auditorium is also host to the No6 Independent Cinema. Action Stations offers an excellent setting for corporate events and conferences, various educational workshops and team building activities, as well as a fun-packed venue for children's birthday parties.

At Action Stations, taking off in a helicopter and flying the Royal Marines into battle is something visitors will never forget. In fact, they might find it hard to remember it’s just a full-size simulation – one of dozens of hands-on activities (including the UK’s tallest indoor climbing tower, fitted with an automatic safety delay system) providing a taste of life in today’s Royal Navy.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Science centre, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

April - October
Daily 10.00-17.00
November - March
Daily 10.00-16.30
Closed on 24th 25th 26th December

Admission charges

A Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site ticket is valid for one year with unlimited entry to all of the attractions on site. These include: the New Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tour.

Adult: £26.00
Senior: £24.25
Student: £24.25
Child: £19.75 (Children under 5 are free.)
Family: £72.00 (up to 5 members of the same family, maximum 2 adults/seniors).

Gift Aid your ticket for us to claim back the tax. For further information on visiting please telephone 02392 839 766 or visit

Additional info

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes all visitors. The site is, however, a working Naval Base and certain areas may present difficulties to visitors who use wheelchairs, with a restricted mobility or who are visually impaired. As a safety precaution, we ask that all these visitors are accompanied by a carer. Toilets for disabled visitors can be found in the Historic Dockyard Coach and Car Park, Boathouse No.7, Mary Rose Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Visitor Centre, Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860 and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Please call 02392 839766 for further information.

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Periscope rifle Gallipoli

Do You Have What it Takes to Serve in the WW1 British Army?

  • 21 August 2014 10am-5:30pm *on now
  • 23 August 2014 10am-5:30pm
  • 31 August 2014 10am-5:30pm

To commemorate the centenary anniversary of WWI declared in 1914, collect your family/children’s ID and physical challenge card to complete during your visit around the various Action Stations simulators and interactive exhibits.

Free with a valid attraction or site ticket or Loyalty Card and children must be accompanied by an adult.

This activity runs daily from Monday 28 July - Sunday 31 August.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with a valid attraction or site ticket or Loyalty Card.