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Accessibility

We want to make sure that everyone can enjoy the The Mary Rose.

 

That’s why right from the outset we designed the museum to be accessible to everyone.

Visually impaired visitors
Information and guides are available in large print formats. We also offer sensory resources, including tactile plans and painting of the ship. Visitors are also welcome to handle certain artefacts, both historical objects and replicas. The light levels in the museum are kept low for conservation purposes, so if you have any issues please speak to a member of our team and they will help you with your journey. We hold Light-Up Days on the last Friday of the month, check our news section for more details
Lights Up Mornings
Hearing impaired visitors
There is an audio loop system in exhibition spaces. We also provide transcripts and subtitles for the audio visual content in most areas. All guide and assistance dogs are most welcome.
The Mary Rose buggy service
The Mary Rose Museum is located 500m (550 yds.) from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. If you are unable to walk up the site, we can come and pick you up in our buggy, provided by Motorculture Ltd, with a grant from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation. Call us at the Mary Rose on +44 (0)23 9281 2931 to book in advance, or contact us when you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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Mobility
The Historic Dockyard site and the museum itself are fully accessible by wheelchair, and the museum houses a wheelchair accessible toilet. Lifts are available to move along the visitor route. We have a number of wheelchairs available on site to ensure all areas are accessible.
Disabled Parking
There are fifteen disabled spaces available in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard car park, located in Admiralty Road approximately 400 metres from the dockyard entrance.

Unfortunately there is no on-site parking for the Mary Rose museum. 

Facilities
The museum has a fully accessible toilet with adult changing facilities.
Foreign languages
Visitors’ guides are available in different languages, and we also provide children’s guides in Bengali, Chinese, Polish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. If you have any concerns about your visit to the Mary Rose please call +44(0) 2392 812931.
Audio guide
Audio Tours in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Japanese are available on our free App, available on iOs and Android
App for iPhone / iPadApp for Android
Families
You’ll find baby change facilities on site, and we offer plenty of children’s activities too. Our café has highchairs and staff will be happy to warm bottles for baby feeding.
Learning difficulties
We offer hands-on experiences for visitors, given by members of our team who are fully experienced and trained. We can also provide a short introductory guide in symbol-supported text.
Any special requirements?
Guided tours are available to suit individuals or groups. Adult changing facilities are available in our disabled toilets. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
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