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All aboard HMS Warrior

Built for the Royal Navy between 1859 and 1861, the 40-gun, steam-powered armoured frigate HMS Warrior has been docked in Portsmouth since completing a full restoration project in 1987. It’s part of the National Historic Fleet and shares a home with Nelson’s HMS Victory and the Tudor warship Mary Rose; Warrior is also a museum ship receiving more than a quarter of a million visitors a year who discover what life was like for Victorian sailors during their time aboard.

Touch history on HMS Warrior

During a walk around HMS Warrior, visitors are not expected to keep everything at arm’s length - there’s no standing on ceremony here, so feel free to touch the items on display and try them out. You’re invited to sit at a mess deck table and even join in a gun drill. Its fully trained crew are on hand to answer any questions you may have about this mighty ship, Britain’s first iron-hulled armoured battleship.

HMS Warrior and a wedding to remember

HMS Warrior isn’t just a museum and tourist attraction, you can tie the knot here as well. And what a backdrop it provides for those all-important photos of the best day of your life. Looking for a cheap hotel Near HMS Warrior? Try Travelodge Portsmouth Hotel, Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea Hotel or Travelodge Ryde Isle of Wight Hotel.