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Planning your visit to the Mary Rose

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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.

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Great Day Out

Loved the new exhibition and well worth a visit. First visited the Mary Rose while it was still being sprayed with water. So much better now it has dried out with the new displays. All staff were friendly and helpful and answered questions clearly. Good value for money.

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In 1545, The Mary Rose sank outside Portsmouth Harbour defending England from invasion.

In 1982, The Mary Rose made a spectacular return to the surface.

This year, experience The Mary Rose as never before.

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.

The Ship From The Main Deck
Opening times

Current opening times: 10am - 5.30pm
With last entry at 4.45pm

Summer hours 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 4:45pm)

Winter hours 10am - 5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site will be open from 9:30am between 29th May - 6th June 2021. Museum opening times are unaffected.

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Arriving on site

Mary Rose Museum Entrance
The Mary Rose is located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Prior to your visit to the museum you will need to pass through the the main dockyard gates. If you have not purchased tickets online, this is where you will purchase your tickets for the new Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Experience. The Museum is located at the far end of the dockyard, about 400 metres from the entrance. A golf buggy* can be made available if required: more information can be found on our accessibility page. * The Golf Buggy Service is currently suspended to comply with safety measures brought into place due to COVID-19 Due to security regulations within Portsmouth Naval Base, we are required to conduct 100% bag searches upon entry to the dockyard.
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What do you get with a new ‘Ultimate Explorer’ ticket?
Offering incredible value for money, the Ultimate Explorer gives you access to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard attractions for a full year, meaning you can come back time and time again. Why not explore the whole range of tickets available to visit one or all of our 11 attractions.
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Tickets
The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site, including the Mary Rose Museum are now open! Book your new ‘Ultimate Explorer’ tickets, that include access to the Mary Rose online now and select your time-slot to visit. Time-slots are released three weeks ahead.
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Guided Tours

Travel back in time with one of our expert guides, who will take you through the museum and introduce you to the world of Hnery VIII's favourite warship!

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Accessibility

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. 

Families

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.

Group Visits

Bringing a group of 15 or more?

Check out our group offers!

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Shopping & eating

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.

Audio Tour

Discover more about some of the objects found on the Mary Rose with our audio highlights tour.

Available in 8 languages.

Photography in the Museum

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. 

Lighting in the museum

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.

Where is the museum?

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Travel information
By bus/coach

National and local services stop at The Hard Interchange, two minutes' walk from the Historic Dockyard.

By car, and parking

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.

By ferry

The Gosport ferry and Isle of Wight catamaran both arrive at Portsmouth Harbour Station.

The Hovercraft terminal is approx 1km form the Museum, but a shuttle bus is available.

By train

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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The Mary Rose in 1983
The Mary Rose in 1999
The Mary Rose in 2013
The Mary Rose Today
The Changing Face of the Mary Rose
If you visited the Mary Rose on a school trip in the 80s, 90s or early 2000s you may have memories of through sprays and either getting wet or trying to look through misted-up windows at what you could just about make out as a Tudor warship.

We've changed a lot since then, The sprays were turned off in 2013, the artefacts are now in a state-of-the-art museum and the ship is easier to see and understand, with new displays, lights and sounds!

Enquiries
Can't find the answer you're looking for? Fill out the form below and one of our staff members will be in touch with some help.

Please make sure you select an option from the 'Enquiry Type' drop down menu otherwise your message will not be sent.

***Please be aware that not all of our staff have returned to full time work yet. Once the form is submitted, please be assured that we have received your message but, depending on which department you have contacted, it may take more than a week to reply. Please be patient with us and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.***

Contact us
+44 (0) 23 9281 2931

(When prompted at the switchboard, please press 4 for visitor and museum enquiries) 

The Mary Rose
Main Road
Portsmouth
PO1 3PY

Having trouble booking tickets online?

Call one of our friendly team on 

07771 663973

(Available seven days a week, 10am - 4pm)

 

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