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The Mary Rose Museum
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Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Portsmouth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Mary Rose 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. Please note that The Mary Rose is not included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 11 Attraction Ticket. We currently offer a 10% discount to holders of a valid 11 Attraction Ticket upon its presentation at either our Visitor Centre at the main dockyard entrance (Victory Gate), or at our museum. Tickets purchased before 1st April 2018 will still be accepted until their expiration date.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Really good day out the new museum is fab with wonderful artefacts to see the only thing I could fault it on was the lack of seats as you really need a seat when you view on 3floors the hard wooden ones that are there are to few and very uncomfortable. But that aside it was a great place.

Thank Bobbishton
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Timed entry to keep crowds under control. So, be prepared to wait. But it is worth it. Conservation still under way, but we could easily see the remains of the ship. Some of the artifacts are sensational. This is certainly not two-dimensional history. Very well presented and the interactive videos are very helpful. The only gripe is that it's not easy to know what is the direction of travel. So, there is a lot of mingling crowds going every which way and you could easily miss some of the exhibits.

Thank debollaofbuxted
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

For those of us who remember the raising of the Mary Rose this was great. Very very interesting museum with lots of artefacts.

Thank Kim-Neil
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visited the Mary Rose Museum last week and loved it. My daughter is very much into Henry V111 and spent over an hour and a half going round. Also the guide was really keen to explain things too us and chatted to our daughter for ages. We visited the Mary Rose nearly 30 years ago just after she was pulled from the water so we saw a huge transformation. You must visit and take your time looking round. It is very busy even at 10.30.a.m. A lot of school children. Do use the lift the views of the Mary Rose are really stunning although the journey is very short. There is also a small café inside the foyer reasonable prices.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A timed ticketed event at £17 and it was worth every penny. Talking of spending a penny, there are toilets within the museum on the 3rd level and ground floor so that’s one less worry to think about.
The museum is brilliantly designed with the Mary Rose and her three decks one side and then you are in the “pretend” other half of the ship, with three floors replacing the decks. There are windows at different heights so all people are catered for that give wonderful views of the ship. Next to where you walk are all the artifacts from cannons to sundials, coins to longbows. There’s even a hands on area where you can ask the people on duty about the items.
At each end of the ship are cased items again found in the mud when they excavated including chests, skeletons, cutlery, combs etc.
Its not just about the items on show, they give detail on what some of the occupations were on board from the surgeon to the carpenter, the purser to the archer. Everyone had a role and it’s a fascinating few hours. There’s also video footage on show when they first brought her to the surface.
Along with a nice shop and café, it’s well worth a visit to see the amazing work these people have done to preserve our heritage.

PS, there's a lift that visits every floor and it is fully wheelchair accessible from what I could make out

Thank RobandMitch
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