On 12th July 1982, divers on the Mary Rose wreck site discovered the remains of a small dog outside the door of the Carpenter’s cabin. That dog would later become known as Hatch, one of the most popular exhibits in the Mary Rose museum!
Come and join us 13th-14th July...
Discover the ancient skills of shipwrighting as a team of experts use replica tools recovered from the Mary Rose to demonstrate hewing, hacking and cleaving by building a replica Jolywat, a type of 16th century ship’s boat that will take...
The environment within the Mary Rose is designed to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts within the gallery showcases. However, we understand that visitors with a visual impairment or those with other medical and physical conditions, such as autism or...
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 discount also applies to holders of the NMRN National Membership Scheme. This offer is not available online.
“All Attraction” tickets purchased before 1st April 2018 will be accepted until their expiry date.
Getting to The Mary Rose
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 Gosport ferry and Isle of Wight catamaran are at Portsmouth Harbour Station.
The nearest station is Portsmouth Harbour: a few minutes' walk from the dockyard and only around 90 minutes by rail from London Waterloo.
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.
The Mary Rose is fully wheelchair accessible, and a buggy service is available between the dockyard entrance and the museum.
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.
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