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Launched in 1860, at a time of empire and Britain's dominance in trade and industry, Warrior 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 lasting influence on naval architecture and design. Echoing shifts in Victorian society, work and life on board also reflected many of the social changes the Royal Navy experienced as it evolved into a professional service from the mid-nineteenth century.

Whether studying Victorian or local history, literacy, nineteenth century literature or STEM, Warrior provides a unique and inspiring venue for learning across the curriculum for all your pupils whatever their age or ability. We offer a wide range of fun, hands-on and immersive workshops, discovery visits and other learning activites throughout the year. Where else can you come aboard a floating Victorian warship, try out a hammock, sit at a mess table, peer inside a furnace and even watch the engine machinery in motion?

If you would like more information regarding our Learning Programme or cannot find a workshop to suit the needs of your pupils please do not hesistate to contact us on


"Warrior - potent source of education and inspiration for our children....."
Sir John Smith, President of the Warrior Preservation Trust (1985-2007)


"Great Educational adventure for history buffs and children"

Please don't be in a rush for this one! So much to see and learn. If you are over 5'6' watch your head! This is a must do for Portsmouth! 

Dennis W - Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Educational and exciting day out at Historic Dockyard"

This trip was organised by the school and everyone who went really enjoyed it. The staff on the ship were helpful and supplied a lot of information on the ship. A very worthwhile visit. 

Marmite-guy - UK

"We enjoyed the whole experience"

We enjoyed the whole experience and will come back again...

Teacher, Funtington School, West Sussex

"a 'fabulous' day"

Thank you very much for what my class described as a 'fabulous' day.

Teacher, Pilgrim's Preparatory School, Winchester

"This has been one of the best school trips I have taken"

I am just writing to say how much we all enjoyed our trip to the Warrior... Your workshop was excellent and has given me plenty of ideas for follow up work. The children really got a sense of being there because they had some practical experiences.

Can I just complement all the workshop leaders and the volunteers who took my group around the Warrior. All were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This has been one of the best school trips I have taken!... Thanks again for all your help and wonderful organisation. Brilliant!

Year 3 Leader, Court Lane Junior School, Portsmouth

"Staff went above and beyond"

Staff went above and beyond and were very knowledgeable and were fantastic at motivating and engaging the students....especially impressed with the flexible way in which we were able to co-plan the visit.

Teacher, Charter Academy, Portsmouth