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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 yesterday

Although we have lived away from Portsmouth for much of the time since the Mary Rose was raised, we have closely followed the story of her preservation since she was raised from the sea bed. This exhibition is outstanding in every way and words would...More

Thank StuartMoir
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fantastic time at this museum. It was so very well done. Lots of information about the ship, it's rediscover, the treatments needed in order to make this exhibition possible. Use of artifacts, lighting and projections showed the uses of each area of...More

Thank Julie-Ann B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating changes to the museum since I last visited. Being able to see the remains without the previous mist was mind boggling. The galleries at each level of the remains certainly give you a idea of what it must have been like inside the ship....More

1  Thank Hatt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I honestly cannot believe anyone gave this less than five stars. This is Henry the 8th's beloved Mary Rose. She lay on the see bed for hundreds of years and was buried in silt. An ameutuer diver found her. All that is incredible but then...More

2  Thank Felicity V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had high expectations of my visit but they were surpassed. The meeting of new with old is handled with care. The very modern building displays its old and precious contents well. Allow plenty of time to visit the Historical Docklands and buy an all attractions...More

1  Thank meriden1
Reviewed 4 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

1  Thank Lel3b
Reviewed 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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
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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.