Visiting Portsmouth | The Mary Rose
Visiting Portsmouth

If you're visiting The Mary Rose, why not include these other Portsmouth attractions in your itinerary? 

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Places to Visit

HMS Victory
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Located together with the Mary Rose Museum on the same site at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the National Museum of the Royal Navy is as much the home of many modern warships that make up the UK fleet, as well as the flagship of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, HMS Victory.

You can also step on board HMS Warrior, the Royal Navy’s first purpose-built iron warship, and HMS M33, the only surviving vessel from the Battle of Jutland.

A quick trip across the harbour also gets you to HMS Alliance, a WW2 submarine, and Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower.

Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Get the best views in Portsmouth by visiting the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, where on a good day you can see up to 23 miles across the South Coast of England and out into the English Channel.
The D Day Story
The D-Day Story
The D-Day Story chronicles the events leading up to D-Day, from the planning and build-up to the Normandy landings themselves, using objects and the stories of people who were alive at the time.
Southsea Castle
Southsea Castle
Built in 1544, this historic fortification overlooking the Isle of Wight is said to be where Henry VIII watched the Mary Rose sinking. It now houses an exhibition designed by the team behind The Mary Rose.

These days, you'll see the famous 19th-century Solent Forts, plus various ships and yachts sailing the waters of the Solent.

You can also enjoy a meal and refreshment at the Courtyard Restaurant and Café.

New Theatre Royal
New Theatre Royal
Free with your Mary Rose ticket: a behind-the-scenes heritage tour of the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth!

See two national treasures for the price of one! With your ticket to The Mary Rose you can enjoy a free ‘Behind the Curtain’ heritage tour of this beautiful Grade II listed theatre from 1865, located nearby in Portsmouth’s city centre.

Simply present your Mary Rose ticket at the theatre box office (please telephone the box office in advance to reserve your place), or book online using the promotional code provided on your Mary Rose booking confirmation email, and you’ll be able to enjoy the theatre’s fascinating journey behind the scenes completely free of charge!

Gunwharf Quays
Gunwharf Quays
Grab a bargain from over 90 premium outlet stores. With so many big brands, you’re bound to find something you’ll like.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Blue Reef Aquarium
Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. Enjoy close encounters with everything from cheeky rays to adorable otters!

Hotels in Portsmouth 

Travelodge Portsmouth/Gosport

Travelodge Portsmouth is around a 9-minute drive away from The Mary Rose. Whilst Travelodge Gosport is newly built hotel on the other side of Portsmouth Pier, there are a couple of options should you wish to explore either one. If you are visiting us and planning to stay at either Travelodge Portsmouth or Gosport, they are offering a 5% discount off your next stay. Register your details here to receive your 5% discount code.

For any questions about either hotel, we ask that you contact Travelodge directly via their website. Information on both hotels can be found below. 

The Village Hotel, Portsmouth

The Village Hotel Portsmouth opened in late 2017 and is located in the Lakeside North Business Park. The hotel is north of Portsea Island, with excellent transport links to both the city of Portsmouth and the wider Hampshire area via the M27 and the A3. Parking is free of charge, and Cosham train station is just a short walk away with a regular service into the city centre. At the hotel you’ll find everything you need in one place, with a business space, a gym, Starbucks, restaurant and bar, all in one location.

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