About 22 minutes from park
Victory Gate, Portsmouth PO1 3QXVisit Website
With a selection of fellow maritime giants of yesteryear nearby, HMS Warrior first launched in 1860 as the pride of Queen Victoria’s powerful fleet. An iron-clad behemoth of a warship far superior to anything that had ever come before, Warrior was the most fearsome vessel patrolling the waves when she launched and heralded a revolution in naval design. You can learn much more about the ship and her history as you explore the decks and visit HMS Warrior interior sanctums like the captain’s cabin, with a cast of characters on hand to provide you with an immersive Victorian experience.
If you’re driving to HMS Warrior, the museum is around five miles from junction 12 on the M27, which is connected to the A27 and close to the A3(M). Head south down Portsea Island along the M275 which skirts around the edge of Portsmouth, following the brown tourist signs for ‘Historic Dockyard’. There’s a large car park with almost 300 spaces just 400 yards from the dockyard’s Victory Gate, although you can also use the park and ride off the M275 to get to this part of the harbour, costing £4.00. If you plan to catch the train, Portsmouth Harbour Station is only steps from HMS Warrior.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big