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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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$392.46*
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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 September 2, 2013

Very interesting museum and definately worth a visit - the most amazing piece of history and very well executed. Marvellous - definately recommended.

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The best way to appreciate the history of the dockyard is to purchase an annual ticket and take your time to enjoy the day. Don't try and rush round the exhibition otherwise you may feel overwhelmed by it all. I love the way artefacts have been displayed so you can visualise how they would have looked in their day. The project has been tremendous, remember the Mary Rose is in the last few years of fit being dried out so it is behind a boarding with viewing windows along the walkways. If you go up in the lift you get a great view down.

Thank safehandsHampshire
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is no longer the pat on the back of how we brought a few timbers to the surface and displayed it behind a veil of mist. The new museum brings the artefacts to life by showing how they were used in the 16th century and an unbeatable insight into the methods required for marine archaeology

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

It's been a huge project and all the hard work has paid off, it's a wonderful exhibition, the items found and brought to the surface tell the story of how these men lived and worked aboard these ships 500 years ago.

Thank Mandy J
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is the best part of your visit to the dockyard. I think I could of spend all day here 2 hrs we spend and we will be back to finish see parts of the dockyard we didn't have time to see

Thank sapage
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