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Posted on Wednesday 3rd July

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has released its summer holiday program of events and activities, including indoor attractions for rainy days, and a variety of ways for young explorers to discover history in fun ways with costumed interpreters, games, dressing-up, crafts, and adventure trails.

The brand new Mary Rose Museum, invites visitors to see what life was like for Henry VIII and defend Portsmouth Harbour in 1545. Try out some war games and plan your attack Tudor style! (Tuesday, 13 and 20 August).

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is hosting a shipbuilding challenge for all those budding engineers - using nothing more than Lego. Take along any spare bricks you have at home, and join in this free event on 31 July.

Every Tuesday in August you can discover more on board HMS Victory, with the chance to join HMS Victory Guides for fascinating stories and handle objects from the collection. Alternatively, every Thursday take part in the family challenge and become a ship detective.

For information on all activity days taking place over the summer, including HMS Warrior and the Victorious music event, visit the website www.historicdockyard.co.uk.

Further Reading

HMS Victory

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HMS Victory

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by Jonathan Eastland

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.

As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts - ship modellers,… Read more...


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