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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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A fantastic piece of marine archeology

The amount of work and ingenuity in this museum is quite staggering. A wonderful experience which must not be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The amount of work and ingenuity in this museum is quite staggering. A wonderful experience which must not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was definitely worth the visit- and you do need at least 2 hours to make the most of it - possible more. An example of how museums should be designed - lots of information, easy to access and giving an understanding of the context of both Tudor times and the archaeological salvage and conservation. Also lots more to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

First time at the dockyard they hadn't finished constructing the building. Although they say allow 2 hours for your visit we took 4 as did others who entered with us. Everywhere is wheelchair friendly and staff are helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The pride of Henry VIII's fleet, sunk in 1545, brought to the surface in 1982 and beautifully preserved today as a world-class museum, the remains of this warship and the crew that served on her are a must-see. There is so much to see in this museum that you could easily spend a whole day perusing the interactive displays, learning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fascinating displays set out showing the items recovered as they were actually used. Marvelous videos, clear plastic showing the missing pieces so it was easy to see where it all went together and interesting info about each piece. Best I've ever been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Still work in progress and still will be for a few more years but what an amazing museum with thousands of artifacts from the sea really enjoyed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum,to be honest I'm not a museum person,but we brought the ticket that allowed entry into all attractions and is valid for 1 year,so you could visit multiple times for free. Currently The Mary Rose is being dried out after having wax pumped into her for 20 years.She will have all the tubes removed next year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here when the Mary Rose fist went on display. But now her new resting home allows you to see her in great detail and to try to sense how she would of looked. There is an astounding amount of artefacts that have been recovered and are on display. This is a must see if you are down visting... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's worth doing to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards JUST to see the Mary Rose. This is an example of what a good historical exhibition should be like. Gets as close as you can get to feeling like you are on the ship. Reconstructions of the sailors' faces are brilliant. Many of the 500 year old exhibits look brand new. Expect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went there three years ago and were disappointed not to see the remains of the Mary Rose as the museum was being constructed around the ship. The nearby car park is reasonably priced, but was clean, well lit and seemed secure with on site staff in attendance. Very impressed with the displays and the knowledgeable staff. Best of all was... More 

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