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.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing a group of 15 or more?
Check out our group offers!
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.
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.
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 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.
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