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HMS Warrior is a totally unique wedding location and party venue, offering a blend of style, history and atmosphere that will make your event truly memorable.

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As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured warship, take your breath away.

Warrior, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture. Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet within a few years she was obsolete.

Restored and back at home in Portsmouth, Warrior now serves as a ship museum, monument, visitor attraction, private venue and more. Open all year round, we invite you to experience her for yourself.

Open daily from 10.00am except 24th, 25th & 26th December.

heritage lottery funded

HMS Warrior Secures £2.6m In Lottery Funding

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Job Vacancies

We have 5 new positions for an Archivist, an Assistant Learning Officer, a Volunteer Co-ordinator, a Head of Reception and an Assistant to Finance and Personnel Manager. - More Information »

Warrior Cam is now live!!

Our new webcam gives visitors to our website the opportunity to share views that are usually reserved for our riggers. Keep watching as the camera pans around taking in views of the Harbour, historic dockyard and some of the surrounding landmarks. - More Information »

HMS Warrior 1860 - Please can you help?

Volunteering Opportunities -have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in the history of the Royal Navy at the time of radical change or just learn more about HMS Warrior and maritime heritage in general? Do you have practical skills or love meeting and talking to new people? Or do you just have some extra time and you’re looking for something positive to do with it? Why not consider becoming a Warrior volunteer?
If you’d like to be a part of the team that is a lifeline for our world famous ship or would like to see what we’re all about please contact: VSA on 02392778600 Ext 620 or email

We would love to hear from you!

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