Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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 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, Ship or maritime heritage site, Heritage site

Opening hours

April - October
Daily 10.00-17.30
November - March
Daily 10.00-17.00
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: Action Stations, the New Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Boathouse 4, M.33, HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion The Museum of Naval Firepower, Royal Marines Museum and Harbour Tour.

Adult (16-59)
£32.00 Standard Price / £25.60 Web Price

Child (5-15, under 5s are free)
£23.00 Standard Price / £18.40 Web Price

Senior (60+)
£28.80 Standard Price / £23.00 Web Price

Student (with valid ID)
£28.80 Standard Price / £23.00 Web Price

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
£85.00 Standard Price / £68.00 Web Price

Family (1 adult and up to 3 children)
£64.50 Standard Price / £51.60 Web Price

Disabled (plus accompanying carer)
£23.00 Standard Price / £18.40 Web Price

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.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Action Stations World War 2 weekend

WW2 Weekend

  • 11 — 12 March 2017 10am-5pm

Get into the spirit with our choir, 1940’s music and wartime characters or take a step back in time with our special interest tours.

Event highlights include a vintage market, model boat displays, wartime board games, 1940s Vehicles, re-enactors, weapon displays and much more.

So why not come along, dress up and keep history alive with Action Stations!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Event only ticket prices: £4 PER ADULT, £3 PER CHILD OR £10 FOR A FAMILY (2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN)


Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard General Enquiries

Action Stations Event Enquiries


Action Stations

02392 893338

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard General Enquiries

02392 839766

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