HMS VICTORY is a commissioned warship and is the First Sea Lords Flagship. It is frequently used for VIP and National Museum of the Royal Navy.  We have been given the unique opportunity to have a private black tie, dining experience aboard The Victory.   Numbers are limited to 39, AFVBC members may bring one guest (a significant other).  This event is likely to be very popular so do book early by clicking the link below.  

The cost is £60.00 per person which includes a 3 course dinner and Transport.  Unfortunately there cannot be any reduction for guests who elect to self drive.

Please read the the following information paying particular attention to the entry and dress requirements.




Guests arrive HMS Victory – Port Gangway (All Together)


Officer of the Day – H & S Brief


Tour of HMS Victory commences


On completion of tour – Mess bar open


Sit down for dinner


Last orders at the bar


Bar Closes


All guests to be clear of the ship


Current security legislation within the Naval Base requires a list of all attending any functions held onboard HMS VICTORY. Entry to the Historic dockyard is on foot via Victory gate.

ALL guests must be in possession of photographic identification, consisting of MOD ID, UK Driving Licence or Passport, this is in addition to being on the guest list. This is to gain entry to HM Naval Base via Victory Gate.


Please ensure all members of your party are familiar with the Health and Safety points listed below:

Smoking is not permitted onboard. The only designated smoking area is in the port arena.

There are no heads (toilets) onboard, the nearest one can be found in the Port Arena on the far side of the Mary Rose. Exit to and from the ship is via the Port Gangway.

In the event of an emergency please remain calm, you will be directed off the ship by either the Officer of the Day or a member of staff and shown to a safe area in either the Port or Stbd Arena’s were you are to remain and wait for further instructions.

There are many hazards around the ship I would ask you to be especially careful of low beams and steep ladders between decks plus the number of trip hazards under foot: especially uneven surfaces, ropes and artefacts that are not obvious on entry.

You are not to walk around the ship on your own.

Glasses are not to be removed from the mess.

Finally we ask you to respect the Mess and the ship as this is a living Museum full of history.


Wine and port can be ordered from the mess prior to your function. Ordering before will enable us to make sure you have plenty of chilled White or Rose on the night. However, the bar will have plenty more to purchase should you require it. Port can be purchased at £15.00 per bottle. If you wish to bring your own wine or port there will be £5.00 corkage per bottle.

We offer a choice of house wine or HMS VICTORY labelled wine (as shown below).  

House wine is priced at £12.00 per bottle, Red, White or Rose. 

HMS VICTORY labelled wine is priced at £15.00 per bottle, Red or White

Port is £16.00 per bottle.

Dress: Black Tie: Stiletto heels are NOT allowed onboard, minimum heel size larger than a 20 pence piece, No denims, training shoes, T-shirts or vests, Shirts must have a collar. No spurs allowed.

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