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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

College Rd | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
023 9275-0521
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Ranked #3 of 45 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums, Ships
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Diss, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

After looking out from the shore you can only imagine how Henry V111 felt as he watched his pride and joy sink down into the mud.... he tried to raise the ship from the bottom of the solent. We visited in pouring rain and still had a fab day out. The museam gave us an insight into the sailing vessel's... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The artifacts in the museum are very interesting and worth seeing but the Mary Rose is enclosed and is only viewed through glass panels some of which are quite small, so you cannot get a proper view of the ship, so it was a bit of a let down.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Easily the best museum I have visited, plenty of interactive things for children and an unique insight into life in Tudor England for the adults. What's more there is yet more to come when the Mary Rose drys out and it is opened up to the visitor. Dont't miss this unique experience.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

you wont regret a day in this museum again a brilliant place to take the kids lots to do and see. can make a complete day visiting,

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Living in Portsmouth I've followed the restoration of the Mary rose since the day it was recovered. The new museum is fantastic. It manages to show how the ship would have been and brings the characters from the ship alive in interactive displays. Some visitors seem to think you actually go on board like the victory and the warrior, this... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

To be honest a bundle of old sticks! Would have been better to have saved the money and left them in the sea, foe the money spent they could have built a proper replica that folk could have enjoyed and still had change to bring up the artifacts. My advice - keep your money in your pocket

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The new Mary Rose Museum is well worth a visit and one hundred times better than the old museum. It is well set out and will delight visitors of all ages.

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southampton
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience , having watched the MR being raised from the seabed after so many years to see its progress to where it is now has been a fantastic journey the auditory phones provided are brilliant because it allows you to walk and listen to the whole experience without the outside noise.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Now that the wood preservation has been completed, there is no mist obscuring the view of the old ship. Through the windows, the timbers can clearly be seen, and on the spectator side, there is a mock up of the decks with the original cannons mounted to give a good idea of what it was really like below decks. You... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
57 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit the museum since it opened but had never found the time. Fortunately, we had a day free on a recent visit to the area and ended up spending a day at the Historic Dockyard. The museum team have done an amazing job of presenting the wrecked shell alongside an recreated exhibition section. It gives a... More

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