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Portsmouth’s Mary Rose and Coronavirus

Given the importance of both controlling the spread of the virus and relieving the burden on the NHS, the Mary Rose Museum will close to the public for the foreseeable future as of 17.00 on Tuesday 17th March.

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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 entry 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

The Mary Rose Museum is currently closed following Government advice to help restrict the spread of Coronavirus. 

We apologise for any inconvenience. Any queries can be e-mailed to

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Tickets and Prices

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General Admission 20%
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Adult on the Day £18.00 - Online £14.40

  • 'The Many Faces of Tudor England' Exhibition
  • 1 full years entry to the Mary Rose Museum
  • Full access to the Historic Dockyard site
  • A variety of cafes and restaurants
  • Boathouse 4 boatbuilding centre and exhibition
  • Views of the historic HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M33 (on-board access to these vessels is extra)
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Online £35

Everything included with the General Admission ticket

  • PLUS - An expert guided tour of the museum (worth £10)
  • PLUS - A guidebook Goodie Bag (worth £12.97) which includes:
    • Exposed souvenir book
    • Many Faces of Tudor England Exhibition catalogue
    • Mary Rose sustainable cotton tote bag
  • PLUS - Discount in our Gift Shop
  • PLUS - Discount in The Mary Rose Café
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Portsmouth Pass Four
Your ticket to all the biggest and best attractions in Portsmouth

Adult - £65.00

With this one pass, you get entry to the

  • The Mary Rose, with everything included with the General Admission ticket
  • Emirates Spinnaker Tower
  • The D-Day Story
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which includes;
    • HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M33,
    • Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition
    • Harbour Tour
    • and more!

What's more, buying the Portsmouth Pass saves you 20% on the combined gate ticket price for all these attractions!

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Arriving on site

Mary Rose Entrance
Mary Rose Ticket Office
Mary Rose Museum Entrance

The Mary Rose is located in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and prior to your visit to the museum you will need to pass through the Mary Rose ticket office at the main dockyard gates.

If you have not purchased tickets online, this is where you will purchase your tickets for the museum.

While the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 'All Attraction' ticket no longer exists, there are various ticket options available for visitors to purchase to make the most of their experience. "All Attraction" tickets purchased before 1st April 2018 will still be accepted until their expiration date.

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.

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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Looking down at the Mary Rose
What do you get with a Mary Rose Ticket?
As well as 12 months access to visit Henry VIII’s flagship The Mary Rose, along with the many original objects recovered alongside her, you also get the following amazing attractions!
  • Entry to loads of exciting events and family activities
  • Full access to the Historic Dockyard site, including
    • Amazing external views of the historic HMS Victory and HMS M33 – Perfect for your #Selfies! (Access to these vessels incurs an additional fee.)
    • Views of some of the Royal’s Navy’s most modern vessels, in Portsmouth Naval Base, including HMS Queen Elizabeth!
    • A variety of cafes and restaurants for all tastes.
  • Explore traditional construction techniques at Boathouse 4 boatbuilding centre and exhibition.
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The Mary Rose Premium Pass

Upgrade your visit to the Mary Rose!

The Mary Rose Premium Pass gives you an incredible experience;

  • Enjoy a year’s ticket to the museum 
  • Explore the galleries with one of our expert team with a guided tour
  • Enjoy 10% off in our Gift Shop
  • Enjoy 10% off in The Mary Rose Café 
  • Receive a Guidebook Goody Bag including 
    • Exposed souvenir book, 
    • Many Faces of Tudor England Exhibition catalogue
    • Mary Rose sustainable cotton tote bag
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Tickets
Please note that The Mary Rose is not included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 'Full Navy' Ticket, or the one, two or three attraction day tickets.

We do however offer a 10% discount to holders of these tickets, upon presentation of the tickets at either our Visitor Centre at the Historic Dockyard entrance (Victory Gate), or at our museum. This offer is not available online.

The Festival of Christmas

Unfortunately tickets for the Mary Rose do not get you access to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Festival of Christmas. 

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What's on at The Mary Rose

What special events are taking place at the Mary Rose during your visit?


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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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. 

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?

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!

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+44 (0) 23 9281 2931

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Having trouble booking tickets online?

Call one of our friendly team on 

07771 663973

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


Job and volunteering opportunities

We're always looking for volunteers, but we also sometimes have career opportunities too.

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COVID 19 - Coronavirus

Given the importance of both controlling the spread of the virus and relieving the burden on the NHS, the Mary Rose Museum will close to the public for the foreseeable future as of 17.00 on Tuesday 17th March

Tickets are still available for purchase and can be used once the Museum re-opens

Please keep an eye on our Website and our Social Media channels for future updates.

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