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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  • you'll need a lot of time to see the whole of the museum, but it is worth ist. It is a view into times long gone, but still fascinating.  more »
  • Boat from the mud where he remained for several centuries, this behind a display case (50x30x20m still!) to protect it from the atmosphere. Impressive! Completed by all that could be recovered. Good explanations, but in English only, of course!
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  • Didn't expect to find many fantastic things to see when decided to go to Portsmouth, just thought since i have never been let's try it. coincidently arrived there on the same day with HMS Queen Elizab...  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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From top-quality luxury brands to boutique hotels and cozy B&Bs, lodging in Portsmouth is available to suit most travelers' needs and tastes.  To have easy access to the city major routes and main attractions, consider booking your rooms near Portsmouth's historical naval dockyard. Hotels in this area offer stylish rooms, excellent food, ample parking, and a wide range of recreational facilities, including spas, pools, and fitness centers. A range of trendy shops and restaurants are within walking distance, as are the ferry terminals to France and the Channel Islands.
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