Spinnaker Tower Tickets

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Opening hours

Until the 21st of July the opening times are 10am until 6pm every day. From the 22nd of July until the 4th of September the attraction is open daily from 9.30am until 6pm and from the 5th of September through to the 31st of January 2020 the tower is open from 10am until 5.30pm. There are no opening times listed after that date, you can check for later dates at https://www.spinnakertower.co.uk/

The last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

The Spinnaker Tower is closed on December 25th.

How to get there

Car- parking is available at Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre, from the M27, follow the M275 into Portsmouth and then the signs for Historic Waterfront, then Spinnaker Tower.

Bus- several routes operate to the Hard. This bus interchange is located just outside Gunwharf Quays.

Train- Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station is located next to Gunwharf Quays. There are direct trains to London and several locations across the UK.

Ferry- ferries from both Gosport and the Isle of Wight terminate close to Gunwharf Quays.


How much does a ticket cost?
Adult tickets cost £11.50 each. Children’s tickets (3-15) cost £8.50 each and family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) are available for £35. Tickets for seniors and students cost £10.50 and children aged younger than 3 are given free entry.
Can we take large bags inside the Spinnaker Tower or is there a luggage storage facility?
There is no luggage storage available at this attraction although you are welcome to take bags inside with you. Any large bags will have to remain in your possession at all times during your visit.
Are Tesco Clubcard vouchers accepted when paying for combination tickets for other Portsmouth attractions?
Tesco Clubcard vouchers can be used to pay for standard admission into this attraction but not for combination tickets.
If the ticket is valid all day, can I leave and come back again later on the same day?
Yes, if you leave and inform the staff that you intend to return later they will stamp your hand to allow re-entry later.
Can I bring my own refreshments into the Spinnaker Tower?
Yes, it should be no problem. Your bags are not checked so what you are carrying is up to you. You will probably not be able to consume your own refreshments on the garden terrace as there is limited space and they sell their own produce there.
How long should I allow for a visit and how far is the nearest car park?
The closest car park is located at Gunwharf Quays, just a two minute walk. If there are no spaces available there then there are several other car parks within a few minute’s walk. The time taken over your visit is up to you. You could have a brief look at all the attractions on offer and be finished inside an hour. Equally, if you take in a more detailed visit and join in with some of the activities you could easily be there all day.
Is the Spinnaker Tower easily accessible for wheelchair users?
There is a lift that operates to all levels. The entrance to the tower is also step-free making this a very good option for wheelchair users.
Are dogs allowed into the Spinnaker Tower?
The only animals allowed into the tower are guide or assistance dogs.

Must Know

General Admissions
Your entry ticket is valid all day and gives you entry into several attractions located inside the tower.
Guided Tours
You can explore the tower and learn about the structure on a guided tour with a local expert. The tours cost £16.50 per person and take place every day at 11am and 3pm, tours take one hour and pre-booking is required at least 24 hours prior to your visit.
Sail of the Solent
Included in your entry ticket is a chance to view an animated film show that allows you to discover some of the people that helped create Portsmouth into the waterfront city it is today.
The View
Travel up to the viewing deck, 100 metres above the ground in our high speed lift. From here you can enjoy spectacular views across the surrounding area.
Sky Walk
Take a walk across the glass floor where you can see the harbour 100m below your feet.
Sky Garden
This is the highest viewing deck on the tower at 110m high. The Sky Garden is open to the elements so you will be able to feel the sea breeze as you relax and look at the surrounding landscape.
The Clouds
This café and bar is located at a height of 105m above the harbour. It can get very busy and is available for private events. To guarantee a table here you should pre-book.
Tower and Sparkles Experience
this package in The Clouds allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco. The package costs £15 each includes your general entry ticket and a guaranteed table to enjoy the views. This package is for over 18s only.
High Tea Experience
This package includes a traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, sweet treats, scones with jam and cream plus tea and coffee. It costs £60 for two people and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Give yourself an adrenalin rush with a 100m descent down the outside of the Spinnaker Tower. This adventure costs from £100 per person and is only available at weekends during the summer months.
The Drop
Jump from a platform 25m above sea level after climbing 100 steps and inching your way onto a platform.
This is an exciting virtual reality experience where you feel you are 90 metres in the air as you balance your way around the building while keeping your feet firmly on the ground.

Places Nearby

HMS Victory
HMS Victory is a must see attraction for anyone visiting the city of Portsmouth. It is a very enjoyable attraction, full of history and very few areas that are not open for visitors to explore. There is occasional restoration work conducted on the ship but this is to be expected on a vessel of this age. The volunteers that work around the ship are very knowledgeable and clearly love their time working here. They are happy to answer any questions you may have about the ship. The stairs when going below decks are very steep and the ceilings on the lower levels are an indication that people were of shorter height when the ship was in action than they are now.
HMS Warrior
HMS Warrior located in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard was the first iron-hulled, armoured warship in Britain’s navy. When launched in 1860 it was the pride of the fleet during the reign of Queen Victoria. It was powered by both steam and sail and was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of that time. Within a few years the ship was obsolete as advances in warfare quickly left the ship behind. After its restoration, Warrior is back in her home port and is now a museum, monument, visitor attraction and private venue.
The Mary Rose Museum
The Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511 and sank in Portsmouth Harbour in view of Henry VIII in 1545. The remains of the ship was raised from the sea bed in 1982 and after years of conservation work the Mary Rose is now on display in a purpose built museum within Portsmouth’s historic dockyard.