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Things to see

These are just some of the amazing things to see and do at The Mary Rose!

The Battle of the Solent

Discover the little-known tale of how the Mary Rose stood against one of the largest enemy fleets in English naval history, right on her own doorstep.

Our virtual Cowdray Engraving shows you the momentous events of 19 July 1545.

Explore the Mary Rose

Explore the decks of the Mary Rose as you walk through our galleries: the real ship on one side, her objects on the other.

See the ship brought to life as the crew go about their work in our amazing audio-visual projections.

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Discover the ship's crew

The crew of the Mary Rose took many of their personal possessions with them to sea, from bowls and spoons to combs and games.

Maybe life in 1545 wasn't so different from how it is today? Step inside and find out!

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Explore the main gun deck

See how the guns of the Mary Rose were arranged for war on our reconstructed gundeck.

Every gun and carriage you see is real, and was used in combat by the Mary Rose.

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Handle a piece of history

Discover what life was like on board by seeing, touching and even smelling real objects recovered from the seabed.

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Hatch, the ship's dog

Even in 1545 a man's best friend was his dog.

Found outside the carpenters' cabin, Hatch used to catch rats, now he captures the hearts of visitors of all ages.

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Experience the Upper Deck

Enjoy stunning views across the Mary Rose from our Upper Deck gallery.

Breathe in the air and feel the atmosphere – life in Tudor England has never been closer!

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Get your selfie with Henry VIII!

Share the memories of your visit with us on social media, tagging us @MaryRoseMuseum

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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 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.

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Opening times
November - March

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

April - October

10am-5:30pm (last entry 4:45pm)

24 - 26th December


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How to find us

Getting to The Mary Rose

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

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 are at Portsmouth Harbour Station.

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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Mary Rose Entrance
Mary Rose Ticket Office
Mary Rose Museum Entrance
Arriving on site

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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