Frequently Asked Questions | The Mary Rose
Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I visit other Historic Dockyard Attractions?

Entry to the Mary Rose Museum is in collaboration with the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which will enable visitors to explore all of the dockyard’s extraordinary ships galleries and maritime experiences with one, simplified ticket.

You will be able to book a range of tickets that may include one, three or all the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard attractions including the Mary Rose

How do I use my ticket?

You will be emailed an order confirmation number that will include your unique Booking Reference Number and a barcode that also contains this number.  You may make a note of this number and take with you when you visit the Portsmouth historic Dockyard in place of a ticket, although we suggest printing out the email as this will contain a barcode which will grant you quicker access. 

What happens when I buy a ticket online?

On completion of your online ticket purchase, you will be emailed your ticket, with a link that will take you though to the Booking section, where you can book a time-slot to visit

I don’t have a printer…

That’s ok! If you can’t print out your ticket, simply bring it with you on your smart phone, and show it at the Visitor Centre

Is the Mary Rose included on the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket?

Yes! The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard now includes entry to the Mary Rose as part of the ‘Ultimate Explorer’ ticket, or as one of the options with the 1 and 3 attraction tickets.

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What age are child tickets?

Child tickets are for children aged 3-15.  Children under 3 are free of charge. 

How do I book a school or group visit?

To enquire about a group or school visit you can send an email to [email protected] or call us on 023 9281 2931.

Do carers need a ticket?

Registered disabled visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose should purchase an appropriate ticket according to their age.

They are eligible to bring along a carer for free, a complimentary day ticket will be allocated to the carer on arrival at the Visitors Centre. 


Can I purchase a ticket at The Mary Rose or Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on the day?

You can buy tickets on the day, but we strongly encourage all our visitors to pre-book to help us manage the volume of visitors.

Please visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard website to book HERE

Can I use my Blue Peter Badge?

The Mary Rose is one of over 200 attractions around the UK that Blue Peter badge holders can get into for free. 

To gain free entry, each child (under 16s only) must have a badge and valid badge card and free entry is only available when a full paying Ultimate Explorer ticket is purchased (adult or concession).

More information can be found HERE