As an independent, locally run registered charity responsible for our own fundraising, sponsorship and management, The Mary Rose relies on your ticket fee to help us maintain our unique collection for future generations.
Explore Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. See the thousands of objects, from the large guns and the surgeon's tools to personal items like tankards and nit combs, which recreate life onboard with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.
Whether you’re interested in the lives of the officers, the ordinary sailors, or even the ship’s dog, you don’t just get a window into their lives, The Mary Rose opens a door to the world of 1545.
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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.
The Mary Rose is fully wheelchair accessible, and a buggy service is available between the dockyard entrance and the museum.
From handling tables and interactive displays to our amazing light show, not to mention our great activities, there's something for children of all ages at The Mary Rose.
Bringing a group of 15 or more?
Check out our group offers!
There’s so much to see and enjoy at The Mary Rose that you’ll probably want to take some time to unwind and relax.
Discover more about some of the objects found on the Mary Rose with our audio highlights tour.
Available in 8 languages.
We encourage all visitors to take photos, and share them with us via social media.
However, flash photography is not permitted, as this can be harmful to the artefacts, as well as disturbing other visitors. Most modern cameras have a low light setting, so you won’t need to use flash.
Commercial or professional photography is not permitted without written permission from the Mary Rose Trust.
Light levels are kept low inside the museum to help preserve our collection for the future, as UV and visible light provide energy that can cause materials to alter their chemical state, damaging them forever.
If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of our team upon arrival.
National and local services stop at The Hard Interchange, two minutes' walk from the Historic Dockyard.
From the M27, take junction 12 for the 275. Follow the 'Historic Waterfront' signs on the motorway and 'Historic Dockyard' signs in Portsmouth. For parking, the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard car park is situated approximately 400 metres from the main Historic Dockyard entrance. Disabled parking bays are available in the car park. This car park has a height restriction of 2.1 metres (6' 10")
For sat nav devices the car park postcode is PO1 3GW (Admiralty Road).
Alternatively, you can use the Park and Ride facility off the M275.
The nearest station is Portsmouth Harbour: a few minutes' walk from the dockyard and only around 90 minutes by rail from London Waterloo.
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