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The Mary Rose, Portsmouth

Housed inside a modern architectural interpretation of a ship's hull, The Mary Rose holds the remains of the 1545 vessel the Mary Rose, and offers exhibits on England's rich maritime history. Glass cases display artifacts that survived several hundred years in the sea. You can handle authentic pieces and interact with displays. The main attraction is the reconstructed remains of the ship itself, viewable on three levels via a panoramic elevator. After viewing the Mary Rose, enjoy a snack at the on-site cafe, where the name of the ship may appear atop your cappuccino froth. Use our Portsmouth day trip website to visit The Mary Rose on your trip to Portsmouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Guided tour was a must. Greg our guide gave us a detailed, evocative and informative tour. Highly recommend this but be prepared to spend alot of time here there is so much to see. My wife and i...  more »
  • Finally visited The Mary Rose after initial booking fell during first lockdown. Was it worth waiting for?? Hell yes!! We had a personal guide called Terry who was quite outstanding. Any questions...  more »
  • Superb visit - absolutely spell bounding. This attraction will not disappoint - it transfers you back in history and is so poignant.  more »
  • 10 stars and more! Really interesting and so well put together. I have been before but see more and ore each time I go. Today one of the original team of divers/archaeologists gave a fascinating insight into catering on the ship. So interesting, so knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. The icing on a wonderful cake! Oh what a fantastic day.
  • This is an amazing ship! It really allows your imagination to take you back in time and really see what a difficult life it would have been on a ship like this. To be able to see the faces and belongings is breathtaking, if you like history I would highly recommend visiting this place.
  • This is by far the best attraction I have been to in a long time. There is so much to see and learn about The Mary Rose. All the artifacts are original and there was so many preserved which we found amazing. An audience with King Henry is not to be missed. We can't wait to go back. Fascinating.
  • Visited the Museum last week with my son, we both really enjoyed it, and were amazed at the amount of items that have been retrieved for us all to see. The actual ship is incredible. On a weekday they have guided tours, which I think would have been good and provide more info but they don't do this at weekends, which is a shame, but I suppose even guides have to have a day off.
  • One of the perks of working in HMNB is that I and my family&friends can get discounted access to the historic dockyard. We like this place - there is so much to do, see, and learn - Mary Rose alone is a few days project to explore in detail. Historic dockyard is great place to learn about the maritime history of the Great Britain and the Royal Navy. The ticket lasts for a whole year giving unlimited access to the historic dockyard - a great bargain for the price.

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