The Mary Rose. 500 years. A heartbeat away | The Mary Rose
11th October 1982

On this day the Mary Rose returned to the surface after 437 years.

It was the first live underwater broadcast, seen by over 60,000,000 television viewers across the globe.

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Platinum Ship Hall VIP Experience

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

An exclusive, behind the scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship, this brand new and exclusive package is like no other.

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The Mary Rose Premium Pass

Enhance your visit with us by upgrading to our Mary Rose premium pass. 

Our Mary Rose Premium Pass allows you to upgrade your visit with a guided tour of the museum, allowing a fascinating insight into the story of the Ship and her crew, led by one of our expert guides.


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Shipwreck Explorers - Rotten Rats!

October Half Term at The Mary Rose

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Enjoy a Mary Rose Christmas Experience!

Celebrate the festive season with a one of a kind, exclusive Christmas experience at The Mary Rose!

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Please note that The Mary Rose is not included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Full Navy Ticket, or the one, two or three attraction day tickets.




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England's Other Countrymen 11 Oct - 11 Oct 2019
Join us for a talk and book signing with Dr Onyeka Nubia

England’s Other Countrymen: Black Tudor Society - 'rethinking diversity, understanding England's past'.

The Tudor period remains a source of timeless fascination, with endless novels, TV programmes and films depicting the period in myriad ways. And yet our image of the Tudor era remains overwhelmingly white. This ground-breaking and provocative new...

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The Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures 12 Oct - 12 Oct 2019
The Many Faces of Tudor England

Recent scientific and genealogical research revealed surprising results about who really crewed the Mary Rose. Join us for our 2019 Anniversary Lectures to hear more from the experts involved!

The panel currently includes:

  • Dr Alex Hildred (Mary Rose Trust)
  • Dr Onyeka Nubia (Historian)
  • Dr Richard Madgwick (Cardiff University)
  • Dr...
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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 25 Oct - 25 Oct 2019
25th October 2019

The environment within the Mary Rose is designed to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts within the gallery showcases. However, we understand that visitors with a visual impairment or those with other medical and physical conditions, such as autism or...

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The story of the Mary Rose

500 years. A heartbeat away.

Discover the events of 19 July, 1545 - the day the Mary Rose was lost.

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Collections & research

Over 19,000 objects were recovered from the Mary Rose.

Discover how we look after them.

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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."