The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth

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Housed inside a modern architectural interpretation of a ship's hull, The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 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 Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on your trip to Portsmouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The new Mary Rose Exhibition is well worth visiting, even if you have been before. They have done an amazing job bringing Tudor times to life. The artefacts and interactive displays and hologram are b...  more »
  • I can only agree with all the superlatives in previous reviews on here. There is nothing to add except, go see it!!  more »
  • This is the first time I have been on the Mary Rose for many years. It is a fascinating exhibition. There is great deal of history and it makes you wonder how 600 people could live in such a small pla...  more »
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  • I have wanted to visit for the longest time and I am so glad we got to today. We bought our all attraction family ticket beforehand and saved some money and the ticket is valid for a year. We began at the Mary Rose Museum and all thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the museum. We continued our visit with the HMS Victory and an indoor interactive experience aimed at the children. These three exhibits and lunch took nearly 6 hours. A great day out.
  • Very detailed exhibition. The ships are truly stunning. There's events for the whole family. However, HMS Victory has extremely narrow decks. Therefore, if your tall you will have to bend down to get round the ship. However it's a wonderful place to go and a brilliant place to go for a day out with family or without
  • Fantastic display of such an amazing artifact. There are a few things left unexplained that I would have liked explaining a bit more (like the processes involved with recovery and preserving the ship) but overall a wealth of information. Don't just buy a ticket for this though, get the pass for all museums onsite. HMS Victory for one, shouldn't be missed.
  • Followed the restoration of the Mary Rose since the 1980s. Today Tuesday 26th September we visited again; WOW what a great experience. Far surpassed our expectations. Would recommend a visit. If you don't go you Will miss out on a great experience.
  • I have to say that I really enjoyed visiting this museum. When you buy your ticket it is valid for a year so you can go back. This museum is definitely worth seeing if you want to see a good piece of Henry viii history :-)
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