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.
Summer hours 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 4:45pm)
Winter hours 10am - 5pm (last entry 4:15pm)
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.
The Mary Rose 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.
Due to security regulations within Portsmouth Naval Base, we are required to conduct 100% bag searches upon entry to the dockyard.
Although you are able to purchase individual Mary Rose tickets, you can also get an "Ultimate Explorer" ticket, which gives you entry to the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, HMS M33 and HMS Alliance, as well as the National Museum of the royal Navy, the Submarine Museum and Explosion! in Gosport.
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.
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.
What special events are taking place at the Mary Rose during your visit?
From arts and craft activities to talks and demonstrations, there's something for all ages!
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 with a drink
The Mary Rose gift shop has plenty of interesting souvenirs to remember your visit, from pocket money items to clothing and jewellery.
Bringing a group of 15 or more?
Check out our group offers!
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.
We realise that some people have issues with low level lighting, so if you have any concerns, please speak to a member of our team upon arrival.
Relaxed Opening Mornings with raised light levels take place monthly, check our events page for more details
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.
National and local services stop at The Hard Interchange, two minutes' walk from the Historic Dockyard.
From the M27, take junction 12 for the M275. Follow the 'Historic Waterfront' signs on the motorway and 'Historic Dockyard' signs in Portsmouth.
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.
Please keep an eye on the National Rail website for possible disruption to train services.
Travel back in time with one of our expert guides, who will take you through the museum and introduce you to the world of Henry VIII's favourite warship!
Please note that these are an add on, and a ticket for the museum will also be required.
Discover more about some of the objects found on the Mary Rose with our audio highlights tour.
Available in 8 languages.
Due to building work taking place in our Admiral's Gallery, a number of objects relating to music, wealth, religion and other personal items will be removed from the display cases in that gallery from the 19th October 2022.
They will be returned once the works are completed, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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