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Plan your visit to the Mary Rose

Book your tickets to experience Tudor England today, and start exploring!

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.

Useful Information

Everything you need to know to make your visit run smoothly.

Opening times

Current opening times 10am - 5.30pm

(with last entry at 4.45pm)

Summer hours 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 4:45pm)

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

Visiting the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose is located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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.

Ultimate Explorer tickets

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.

Accessibility

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's on at The Mary Rose

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!

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 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. 

Group Visits

Bringing a group of 15 or more?

Check out our group offers!

Lighting Levels

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

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. 

Visitor updates

EXTREME WEATHER - HEATWAVE IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND
During the upcoming heatwave, the Mary Rose museum will remain OPEN.

The museum itself is fully air conditioned, but you still need to take precautions while on site..

♦ Make sure you have plenty of water. Water is available in all onsite cafes

♦ Stick to the shade when outside.

♦ Wear sunscreen and a hat while outdoors

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you!

Where is the museum?

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Travel information
By Bus/coach

National and local services stop at The Hard Interchange, two minutes' walk from the Historic Dockyard.

By Car

From the M27, take junction 12 for the M275. Follow the 'Historic Waterfront' signs on the motorway and 'Historic Dockyard' signs in Portsmouth.

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.

Please keep an eye on the National Rail website for possible disruption to train services.

Enhancing your visit

Make your visit a little bit more special with these added extras...

Guided Tours

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.

Audio Tour

Discover more about some of the objects found on the Mary Rose with our audio highlights tour.

Available in 8 languages.

Time Detectives

Become a Time Detective and investigate the sinking of the Mary Rose in July 1545. Use your mobile phone as a magical spyglass to reveal secrets from the past and complete your mission for King Henry VIII. 

Enquiries

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Fill out the form below and one of our staff members will be in touch with some help.

Please make sure you select an option from the 'Enquiry Type' drop down menu as well as completing all the contact information boxes, otherwise your message will not send. If all the fields have been completed correctly, a confirmation message will appear in this section after you press submit.

Contact us

+44 (0) 23 9281 2931 

(When prompted at the switchboard, please press 3 for visitor and museum enquiries) 

Phones manned between 9:00 AM and 5:00PM UK time.

The Mary Rose
Main Road
Portsmouth
PO1 3PY

Job and volunteering opportunities

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

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