Action Stations is a high-tech, interactive indoor attraction housed in Boathouse 6 located inside the superb Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The boathouse itself was built between 1845 and 1848, and like the technology it now features inside, was once at the forefront of design and innovation in the Victorian era.
Action Stations was officially opened by the Duke of York in 2001. The attraction features a unique series of physical challenges, simulators, and technological experiments which put visitors at the heart of the modern naval experience.
Visitors to Action Stations can reach dizzy heights when they attempt to scale the tallest indoor climbing tower in the UK — Soaring to a height of 8.4 metres (over 27 feet). A built-in LCD timer and differing degrees of difficulty are available. Assess your own speed and agility, or compete against friends and family.
The venue has worked closely with the UK’s number one laser tag brand to create an exhilarating experience for players of all ages. The laser tag room is set over two floors —which represent the bridge of a hijacked container ship and a pirate stronghold, and provides challenges inspired by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines with lighting effects, billowing smoke, and a heart-pounding atmosphere.
Take your seats for Command Approved, Action Stations’ state of the art large-screen film and projection technology bringing you 25-minutes of heart-pumping action fit for James Bond himself, as the fictional HMS Monarch combats gold bullion pirates in the South Seas. This is the Royal Navy at its best in an action-packed drama combining excitement, danger, and intrigue. Command Approved was specially made on location in the Bahamas aboard HMS Montrose and HMS Marlborough, two of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.
Then ride the movie in the 19-seat, 6-axis motion simulator where visitors can take a white-knuckle trip in a rigid raider boat with the Royal Marines, defy gravity in a Sea Harrier, or let the Lynx helicopter pilot in Command Approved take you on a hair-raising escape from rebel pirates.