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HMS Warrior 1860

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 National Lottery Fund

HMS Warrior Secures £2.6m In Lottery Funding

HMS Warrior Weddings

Weddings & Functions

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. We offer you hospitality of the highest standards, turning any event into a truly memorable occasion.

Sending out an SOS call…

HMS Warrior was rescued in the 1980’s, restored and brought back home to Portsmouth and is owned by Warrior Preservation Trust, an independent charity. 

Sadly, time has it taken its toll and today she is in a fragile state - her bulwarks, which keep her watertight, have failed and are deteriorating to a point which places her at significant risk. 

2016 marks an incredibly important year for Warrior as we embark on our first major fundraising appeal to fund this essential work.  Early this year we were delighted to secure a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  This incredible support means that we have now raised £2.6 million of the £4 million needed to save the ship.

We still have £1.5 million to raise and we now have the confidence to turn our vision for Warrior into a reality, but we cannot do this on our own.

Make no mistake: the ship is a survivor – since she first sailed the seas in 1861, Warrior has faced storms, war, neglect and old age.  Yet incredibly, she is still here to tell her stories.  Please join our association as a member, volunteer, fundraise or donate – there’s a way to get involved and make a difference that will suit you.  Please visit support us to find out more. Or donate here

Your support will guarantee that future generations will benefit from the inspiring legacy that is HMS Warrior 1860, so please help us bring new life into an old ship.

Thank you.



Further to full investigative surveys undertaken, Warrior will remain closed to the public to undergo necessary urgent repairs to both the gangways and jetty area until Monday 16th May after which full operational capacity will be reinstated. Until this time Warrior will be delivering a limited service including pre-booked meetings and tours along with select events. The Captain regrets any inconvenience this may cause however if you any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 023 92778600.

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

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Job Vacancies

HMS Warrior 1860 is looking to recruit a Special Events Co-ordinator

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