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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Address: Main Rd | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9275 0521
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This was a fascinating trip back into the time. The museum was full of Extremely well displayed and explained artifacts. I am in no way a history buff but was astounded and left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a fascinating trip back into the time. The museum was full of Extremely well displayed and explained artifacts. I am in no way a history buff but was astounded and left wanting to learn more. I also found the people there answering questions were very passionate and knowledgable about all things Mary Rose. I say don't miss this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to see how the Museum is drying out the waterlogged timber of King Henry Vlll's flagship. With lots of viewing windows it can be seen from many angles. It takes about 1and half hours to fully appreciated this very modern museum.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed. It is an amazing museum and purpose built for the remains of the Mary Rose. The displays are fascinating. There was nothing we did not enjoy about this museum.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I remember watching way back in '82 when they raised this most famous of British warships from King Henry VIII's reign up from the murky depths of the Solent. And I remember going to view it not soon after in it's 'permanently soaked with water' state and being distinctly underwhelmed... BUT WOW !!! WHAT A TRANSFORMATION !!!!! Easily one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

well laid out, with enthusiastic and very knowledgeable staff who managed to answer all questions asked, in the hands-on section it was very good to see a disabled young lad employed, he had been working there for 7 weeks but was full of all the history and was able to pass it on with a wonderful enthusiasm

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This newly build museum leaves you with afell of what life was like on the Mary Rose in Henery's time. Split over several levels, there is lift access to all floors, and plenty of seats to take rest part way through the (unescorted) tour. Staff were very helpful. Ticket was part of an "many attractions for a year" in and... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is very good and excellent for everyone. Purchase your tickets before had and you get best prices. I am not local but have a years ticket so that I can go a few times within the year as this is an excellent price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We came to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards for a full day out and were shocked at the entry prices. We would've liked to see more than just the Mary Rose Museum but couldn't justify the cost. An expensive year long pass is brilliant for locals but a deterrent to tourists from further a field. A cheaper day pass would've been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you only do one thing while visiting Portsmouth Historical Dockyard, make it a visit to the Mary Rose Museum. My family and I spent hours in here and were amazed at the way they have now displayed the ship and its contents. Its as if you are there on Henry VIII's flag ship living the life as it must... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I visited the Mary Rose when it first was raised from the Solent so it was joy to see how the museum and ship had been developed since then. The museum was really well laid out and I was surprised how much that they had recovered from the ship itself. It was great to see reconstructions of crew on the... More 

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