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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Address: Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England
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+44 23 9275 0521
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of...

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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We come here with visitors as it is an unique exhibit. Now that the ship is no longer being dried out and they have removed most of the technology that blocked views it is a... read more

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We come here with visitors as it is an unique exhibit. Now that the ship is no longer being dried out and they have removed most of the technology that blocked views it is a spectacular sight. The fully open cross section of the ship combined with the clever placement of items recovered from the wreck on a mirror image... More 

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Dorchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited with a group. Was concerned that a dodgy knee might prove a big handicap, but was pleasantly surprised that lifts were available to use and gave an excellent view from top to bottom of the ship. The artefacts were displayed beautifully, with interactive screens as well. Was amazed at how much was recovered from the seabed, and what insight... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best additions to historic Dockyard. Informative well laid out staff were friendly and informative.

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Suffolk UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first visit in the 1990's was a bit disappointing as it was difficult to get an impression of the ship. Not so any more. This is one of the best museums I have visited anywhere in the world. The curators are knowledgeable and informative, the displays are well-presented and there are interactive activities for adults and children. I got... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not really my kind of place but I went with my partner who wanted to see it. It was certainly well laid out with plenty of information in a new temperature controlled environment. Very good if you are into half an old boat but personally I preferred the VASA in Stockholm as it a completed ship rather than just some... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first and only time I had been to the see the Mary Rose, prior to this one was way back in I think 1985, when it first opened to the public and they were still spraying it down with either saltwater or a chemical solution to stop it deteriorating. At the time I remember thinking I was a bit... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! I'd been to see the Mary Rose as a child but returning to this new Mary Rose museum I was blown away. This really did surpass expectations and should definitely be visited on any trip to Portsmouth. The wreckage of the ship itself is obviously the star attraction here and the museum has done everything to show her off... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The sight of the ship, thinking about how long it was underwater, the work involved in raising it is awe inspiring but for me a definite second to the shoes, tools, games, clothing of the sailors. I will definitely go again!

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Pinner, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, what an experience! It was really amazing and spectacular. To gaze upon such incredible objects so wonderfully preserved for so long was truly a memorable experience.- quite emotional in fact... It is recommended without a doubt!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have long wanted to see the Mary Rose, having watched the raising of her in 1982 and shown a keen interest in her preservation ever since. A friend and I recently spent a few days in Southsea and enjoyed all day at the newly refurbished museum housing the Mary Rose and the 19,000 artefacts on display that had been... More 

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