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“visit it to the dockyards” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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$357.66*
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyards and HMS Victory Tour from London
Ranked #1 of 117 things to do in Portsmouth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.
York, United Kingdom
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“visit it to the dockyards”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

As a couple who are interrested in history, we thought it might take us personanally more .then one day to go round. We were correct, it took us two days. I still don't think we saw everything but at least our tickets allowed us entry back in for the year. Thourghly enjoyed our visit. loved the way school trips were accomadated without enterfering with our visit,or ours on theres. Mary Rose exhibet great,but not really worthwhuile if taking very small children in., schools seemed to have got it right.

Visited June 2013
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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“Remarkable informative enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

This archaeological restoration project is amazing I recommend you book a slot on line which is also less expensive
More than one visit is probably ideal. You can buy a ticket to all the attractions which lasts for one year

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“MaryRose museum at Portsmouth Harbour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

An excellent museum, with engaging interpretations accompanying an amazing display of conservation and artefacts. You do need to book a time slot, but there are also plenty of other sites to experience before and after the Mary Rose. ( Victory, Warrior, Harbour ride). The explanations , written & visual, led you through the finding and lifting of the Mary Rose and the divers are given credit for their success. Artwork depicting the Battle of Solvent is presented in a contemporary and accessible manner for all ages to appreciate. Highlight is being able to observe conservation at work and appreciate the enormity of the job, and the glass viewing lift increases the wonder. Every effort has been made to bring the people of the Mary Rose 'alive' for a contemporary understanding of their lives at sea. A wonderful experience that avoids trivialising history and conservation and presents in a way that would enthral a child or adult. Glass panels at child height were particularly appreciated.

Visited June 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Great Value For Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great family day out, Mary Rose Museum was wonderful and the whole Dockyard ticket was great value for money.

Visited June 2013
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Mytchett, United Kingdom
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“You Need To Go More Than Once”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The day starts when you enter as you do not know what to do first, we did go straight to the Mary Rose Museum, was it worth it, two hours later, yes it was and we are not history buffs. The layout, the artifacts, the story, the interaction and of course the Mary Rose in all it's glory, we will go back. The problem is there is so much to do and see, however you plan your day you could not do it all, the good thing is your tickets are valid for a year so you can go back again and again. That is what we have done, it is already our third vist this year and still we have not completed all the sights, it is so good we have done some twice already like the harbour cruise. The food outlets are good, basic but good food and not silly prices, that means a lot as it saves taking food and drink in which leaves you more time to see all.everyone goes really to see the Victory but remember everything else, like last time we were there we spent two and a half hours on the Warrior. Talking about the Warriour, the staff at the Dockyard are all good whatever the pressure, the volenteers on the Warriour are somthing else, they make the ship come alive and their tales are gripping as is their knowledge.
Go, Go, if you do not have a good time then tell me as i would be amazed, all ages catered for as well.

Visited June 2013
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