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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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Mary Rose comes to life

Visited the Mary Rose museum with family, very impressed with the exhibition, so many artefacts and so much information, some very good interactive exhibits aswell. We visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visited the Mary Rose museum with family, very impressed with the exhibition, so many artefacts and so much information, some very good interactive exhibits aswell. We visited midweek, so it was reasonably quiet, I would imagine it may get very busy at peak times. The Mary Rose now resembles a ship, we last visited when it was shrouded in mist... More 

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Kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Educational, friendly, well resourced and without doubt the highlight of the Historic Dockyard. Lots to see and do, for young and old. Lots of volunteers and staff who were on hand to talk to you about the exhibit and we were there for nearly 3 hours. Amazing!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

So well done. It was a brilliant way to learn about life in Tudor times. There is a lot to take in so allow plenty of time. It took us more than 2 hours to go round.

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Dartford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic experience. I visited several years ago, but the exhibition now is absolutely wonderful. There is so much to see that you really need more than one visit; although you can buy a ticket valid for 1 year. There are also many other exhibits/exhibitions on site that even one day won't be enough. An absolute jewel in telling the part... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What a stunning display this is. Sure the ship its self is locked away in a room while they try and preserve her after nearly 500 years in the mud in the Solent just off Portsmouth. But the amazing items salvaged form her are stunning to say the least. Full skeletons, forensic facial reconstruction of crew members, preserved food, weapons,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's the little details of life aboard the ship that make this so special e.g. the carpenter's manicure kit.It will be even better when the drying out process has been finished and the large black air hoses removed. Make sure you make use of the volunteer guides their knowledge is exceptional. they brought it all to life for my grandchildren.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out with good access for all. A fantastic achievement putting it all together so well. An amazing array of artefacts and historical information is available to look at, it is amazing how the sailors lived 500+ years ago.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is a marvellous experience. The fact that so many artefacts have been preserved for such a long time is truly amazing. I was interested to hear my Father in Law comment that so many tools from this age are nearly identical to those in use today.

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Warsaw, Poland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

To keep the kids interested we watched a YouTube video the day before and set them the task of finding the different artefacts. We found the museum wonderfully entertaining especially the way that you walk through the middle of the ship gradually getting higher and higher. Great modern museum well done!

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Milton Keynes
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

After seeing it on TV over the years we decided to review it ourselves on a holiday break. The whole experience was fantastic. The exhibits and interactive displays were 1st Class. The ship and artefacts were all brilliant. We so enjoyed the 2 or so hours followed by a nice lunch in the restaurant near the shop.

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