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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England
+44 23 9275 0521
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The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England
+44 23 9275 0521

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Return visit to the Historic Dockyard to see the Mary Rose, suggest allow at least 1 to 2 hours. Very interesting displays of everyday objects used by the sailors in Tudor times, however as with all museum style displays you have to wait your turn...More

Thank Lel3b
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mary Rose is no longer full of pipes and being sprayed. You can really see it in all its splendour; the lighting is excellent and the animations make the experience very real ; from the viewing corridor you can see across the Mary Rose...More

Thank jhcardiff
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating to visit and learn the history of the ship and it's demise if you're interested in naval history

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited two years ago and were looking forward to seeing the revamped museum. We found the dimpsy lighting very disorientating and left quite quickly after stumbling over what seemed to be steps but were just shadows. The projections of action on to the hull...More

Thank weekender79584
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place the MR museum is and what an amazing concept for this story to be brought to life. We have visited twice and found new things to focus on each time from the lives of specific crew members to the marine archeology...More

1  Thank lindajac0bs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw the ship some 20 years ago and they have certainly been busy creating a great museum. Interesting personal items have amazingly survived hundreds of years at the bottom of the sea. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank bridget018
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was extraordinary. The story of the Mary Rose in connection to all of the artifacts was captivating.

1  Thank LINDA B
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was simply brilliant to see the process by which this ship was raised and pieced back together. Also very interesting to see the artifacts that were found aboard the ship - that were still viable after hundreds of years!

1  Thank Heather N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited in June 2017, when the display in the purpose built building was all fully finished and fully on display along with items brought up from wreck. it is very cleverly setout with how you appear to be walking down middle of ship on 3...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful museum which brings the Mary Rose to life. Extremely well set out with plenty to see and incredible how they raised the ship and preserved it for future generations to enjoy. Make sure you allow plenty of time and buy the all inclusive...More

1  Thank Mike F
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Helen H
Can you see anything at all (free) whilst 'Mary Rose is closed?. Also, does anyone know how much of the dockyard you can walk around without having to pay? Never been to Portsmouth before and on a budget. Thanks. Helen.
2 May 2016|
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Response from Helen H |
Thanks Simon. That's really helpful and means I can give my son good news about the Mary Rose - he's obsessed. I'm sure we'll enjoy our holiday and will make plans to go back when there's more to see, Cheers, Helen
Do you have a specific date for when the museum will be open - I notice you mentioned late summer? Many thanks.
12 February 2016|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Hello, We don't have a specific date yet, when we do we will be sure to let everybody know on our website and on social media.
Belinda C
Can you buy tickets at the attraction or do you have to book?
3 September 2015|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Hello Belinda, Yes, you can buy tickets on the door when you arrive.