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“Utterly incredible”

The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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$395.64*
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyards and HMS Victory Tour from London
Ranked #1 of 131 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 24, 2013

They had only turned off the spray a week before we visited. This is an amazing display of years of careful and meticulous effort. Apart from the Mary Rose herself, the displays are well presented, informative and it is incredible to see just how much has been recovered. Could have spent the day here alone.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The money spent on the new museum was well spent, so interesting. Will go back next time for sure, so worth the effort.

1  Thank Phil M
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great building etc. But you can only see the Mary Rose through small windows. I am sure it will be worth a visit when the drying out is completed in 4 years time.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Its all been said many times by many people.....this is a must see .........Yes the time slot system is not very accurate (25mins late going in yesterday queuing outside ) Yes it is very busy once you get inside..Yes it is very dark......but when you see the Mary Rose through the viewing windows for the first time its an amazing experience...........the reconstruction of sailors on the Mary Rose makes it all the more interesting.........the real downside for me was the number of schoolchildren running around whilst we were there playing catch me......shouting loudly ...and generally being a bit of a pain..............at one point about 20 of them were sitting on the stairs going up a level and had to be told by a staff member not to completely block the stairs..........where was their teacher...??nowhere to be seen ........other than this observation we were in for 90 mins and feel we should go back again when it might be less crowded

1  Thank RoyTerry
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a spectacular layout.. this new museum really showcases the Mary Rose and sea battles/life in the time of Henry VIII. Make your entrance reservation as soon as you arrive.

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