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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England
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The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.
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Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England

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Reviewed yesterday

Not the best display ive ever seen. All rather dark and gloomy, difficult to operate the air lock doors and lifts as so bloody dark! Artifacts and finds are good. Wouldn't be happy if i had paid, fortunately it was free due to HMS QE...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed yesterday

The detail of how The Mary Rose was rescued from the sea was unbelievable. The way the remains were recreated & the detail is astonishing. It takes around two hours for the tour. There are viewing areas on three floors with lifts & stairs. This...More

Thank peterQ44UW
Reviewed yesterday

The museum flows well to explain the Mary Rose, its crew and life on the ship and the excavation and recovery process. Ticket can be purchased for a little more for the entire Naval Museums, HMS Victory, M 33 monitor that last 12 months which...More

Thank Bj82261
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been a little sceptical when she was first raised l now confess to being totally bowled over by the scale of this setup. The information, the tableaux and the whole ambiance just goes towards one of the most enjoyable exhibitions l have seen in...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 4 days ago

What they have done to preserve the Mary rose is absolutely staggering. The visit is worth every penny, would love to visit again on my next trip down to Portsmouth

1  Thank trytobeasnorkeller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They have captured life on the Mary Rose and made it really interesting to look around. Far better than the permanently sprayed piece of wood we saw before. Well worth a visit. We arrived late so ours was rushed but we will return.

Thank MTBC1962
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is really a nice one as it shows this historic warship of King Henry raised and preserved in a glass showroom that can be seen on 3 floors showing the different levels of the ship and with it's hologram show presents how the...More

Thank Marvin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a surprise this was! Having heard lots about the Mary Rose in the past & seen it being lifted via TV I did not think there was so much more to learn about it. How it showed you so much of the Tudor age...More

1  Thank derek T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when I came to this museum but it really is a must see when you come to Portsmouth. The level of excavation is wonderful. The museum is really extensive with artefacts recovered from the wreck and the wreck itself...More

Thank Kira S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I came a couple of years ago the boat was still being sprayed. We were pleasantly surprised with how much the museum had changed and how video project had been used to bring the ship to life. There was lots to see and the...More

Thank dogloverxxx
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Linda W
15 July 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Hello, we have stairs as well as lifts to every level in the museum.
Helen H
2 May 2016|
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Response from Helen H |
Thanks Simon. That's really helpful and means I can give my son good news about the Mary Rose - he's obsessed. I'm sure we'll enjoy our holiday and will make plans to go back when there's more to see, Cheers, Helen
12 February 2016|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Hello, We don't have a specific date yet, when we do we will be sure to let everybody know on our website and on social media.