The Mary Rose - Favourite Ship of Henry VIII | The Mary Rose
EXPERIENCE 1545 - When their world ended

A new visitor experience at the Mary Rose for 2021

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Discover Henry VIII's Mary Rose
Here For Culture

Step back in time and explore the world of Tudor England.

From weapons of war to personal objects, all aspects of life are here for you to discover

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Enhance your visit with one of our exclusive guided tours!

We have guided tours for all levels of interest, from a Highlights tour, which takes you through the museum in an hour, to our Premium Tour, which takes you behind the scenes!

Mary Rose guided tours are an add-on to your visit - a ticket to the Mary Rose is also required

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The Many Faces of Tudor England
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Opening Times

Current opening hours

10am - 5:00pm

(Last Entry 4:15pm)

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Getting Here

The Mary Rose is located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, just five minutes from Portsmouth Harbour, accessible by train and bus.

For satellite navigation devices the car park postcode is PO1 3GW (Admiralty Road).

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Choose from our range of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard tickets

One Attraction Ticket


Three Attraction Tickets

The Ultimate Explorer ticket - our best value

Most are valid for one year, so you can return again and again!

Protecting our visitors and team members

We have introduced a range of new health and safety measures that aim to reduce the risks associated with the presence of COVID-19.

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What our visitors say on TripAdvisor TripAdvisor Logo

An amazing and moving experience

If you have even a passing interest in Tudor history and Henry VIII, this is simply unmissable. The sight of The Mary Rose from the viewing gallery is both amazing and tragic. The thousands of items recovered really illustrate the lives of the men (and dog!) on board, their service, and the terrible fate most of them met. A brilliantly presented museum.

Tour790242 , TripAdvisor

Sinking Of The Mary Rose
The story of the Mary Rose
500 years. A heartbeat away.

Discover the full story of Henry VIII's favourite warship - the Mary Rose

Mary Rose Conservation
Collections & research
Over 19,000 objects were recovered from the Mary Rose.

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TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 


European Museum of the Year

Citation by the European Museum of the Year 2018 judging panel

 "In its final state, the Mary Rose Museum is an exceptional achievement  - a museum that has finally reached its last stage of its progressive evolution which started 35 years ago (1982). It is close to perfection in fields as different as the presentation of historical research, underwater archeology, conservation techniques, experimental archeology, architecture, scenography and virtual reality. The ship is now revealed totally, freed from all the technical drying equipment, with various light effects and film screenings on or above the ship itself.

‘Ship, Objects and People’ are the three elements now shaped into in a fascinating history and an impressive display. The emphasis given to the daily activities of the crew on board and the projections over the decks of the original ship's structure strengthen the human dimension of the Mary Rose."

Covid and visiting The Mary Rose

We ask our guests to please wear a face mask while visiting the museum, unless they are exempt.

If for any reason you arrive without one, we can provide a free disposable mask.

Thank you for your cooperation, and stay safe.