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Frequently asked questions

Got a question about your visit to the Mary Rose Museum? Check our frequently asked questions to find the answer.

Is the Mary Rose Museum included in a Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket?

Yes! Portsmouth Historic Dockyard includes entry to the Mary Rose Museum as part of the Ultimate Explorer, Three Attraction and One Attraction tickets.

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 Visitor Centre.

What age are child tickets?

Child tickets are for children aged 3-15 years old. Children under 3 can visit free of charge.

Book tickets

Can I purchase a ticket for the Mary Rose on the day?

You can buy your ticket on the day online or onsite from our Visitor Centre ticket or at the Museum welcome desk. However, please note that pre-booking tickets online in advance means you could benefit from a discount on your tickets.

Can I use my Blue Peter badge?

To gain free entry, each child (under 16s only) must have a Blue Peter badge and valid Blue Peter badge card. Free entry is only available when an Ultimate Explorer ticket is purchased by the adult accompanying the Blue Peter badge holder.

Are you open for Christmas?

The Mary Rose Museum will be closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December every year, but will be open throughout the Christmas holidays.

Can I bring my dog?

Only assistance dogs are permitted into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose Museum.

How long does it take to go around the Mary Rose Museum?

We recommend spending between 90 and 120 minutes to get the most out of the Museum, although you may spend more or less time depending on your schedule and interests.

Is the Mary Rose suitable for children?

Yes, there are various interactive stations for children to enjoy during your visit to the Mary Rose. In addition, our Mary Rose Café has received a Family Café Standard accreditation from the Kids in Museums organisation.

Is there anywhere we can leave our bags?

Because the Historic Dockyard is part of a working naval base, you are not able to leave luggage anywhere on site. Unattended items might be confiscated or destroyed by the MOD police.

Can we take photographs inside the Museum?

We encourage all visitors to take personal photos and share them with us via social media. However, flash photography is not permitted as this can be harmful to the artefacts.

Can I take photos for commercial or professional use?

Commercial or professional photography – including photography intended for self-published work – is not permitted without written permission from the Mary Rose Trust. For more information and who to contact to ask permission, please visit our Press and Media page.

How do I book a school or group visit?

Please visit our Learning or  Groups page for more information.

Do I need a separate ticket for the Dive the Mary Rose 4D experience?

No, Dive the Mary Rose 4D is included in all ticket types.

How long does the Dive the Mary Rose 4D experience take?

Please allow 30 minutes for this part of your visit.