Open today: 10:00am - 5:30pm


The Mary Rose Museum is designed to be accessible to everyone.

Visually impaired visitors

Large print guides to our exhibits and artefacts are available inside the museum galleries, and our lifts have audio announcements.

We offer sensory resources, including tactile plans and a 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, if you have any issues please speak to a member of our team. See our Relaxed Opening mornings where light levels are increased are held every month – please check our what’s on pages for more details.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing impaired visitors

There is an audio loop system in exhibition spaces in the Museum. We can also offer transcripts for parts of the visitor journey.

Low light levels

Due to the low light levels in the museum visitors with claustrophobia may experience issues. If you have any problems during your visit please speak to a member of our team.

Relaxed Opening mornings, where light levels are increased, are held every month. Please check our what’s on pages for more details.


The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. Lifts can be used to access each floor of the visitor route.

We can provide a wheelchair to use if needed (subject to availability), please ask at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.

The Museum has a fully accessible toilet with adult changing facilities, including a hoist and adjustable table.

There are visitor benches on each floor of the Museum alternatively we can provide you with a portable folding chair for use in the Museum if required.

While most of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is accessible, due to the historic nature of many of the attractions some restrictions apply. More information on Dockyard accessibility can be found here –

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.

There are also disabled parking spaces available at;

  • Wickham Street car park (PO1 3EF)
  • The Harbour car park PO1 3EQ (no height restriction)
  • Gunwharf Quays

Find more information about parking and directions.

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

The Mary Rose buggy service

The Mary Rose Museum is 500m from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

If you are visiting the Mary Rose and are unable to walk up to the site we can collect you from the entrance gate in our buggy. Please note this is subject to availability.  Enquire at the Historic Dockyard Visitor Centre if you wish to use this service.

Buggy provided by Motorculture Ltd, with a grant from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation.


Our café is committed meeting the needs of families and has been approved by Kids in Museums as meeting the criteria of the Family Café Standard.

Audio guide

Audio Tours in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Japanese and Mandarin are available on our website, to listen to online.

Audio guide

Any special requirements?

Guided tours are available to suit individuals or groups.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.