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“Hauntingly memorable!”

The Mary Rose Museum
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$362.93*
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HMS Victory, Mary Rose & Portsmouth Historic...
Ranked #1 of 95 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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 October 14, 2018 via mobile

When the Mary Rose was first discovered, brought to the surface and displayed I remember my parents visiting it and saying it was quite erie. I know what they meant now but it's also hauntingly beautiful! There are several levels of the exhibit, stacks to see and the holograms showing how life on board was before she tragically sunk were totally captivating. Everything about it was done with sensitivity and showcased beautifully. It's one of those places you will never forget. Magical.

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The Mary Rose is an amazing vessel and it is displayed in a purpose built centre. The volunteers help to bring it to life with stories and pointing out the related artefacts.

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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The ship has been through a lot. Learning about the history of the Mary Rose was interesting. The ship was much bigger than I thought.

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Reviewed October 14, 2018

A great experience, certainly a lot has been put into the whole centre, very clever use of holograms.

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

£17 for a adult ticket.

Easy walking access from either the train station or the Gosport ferry.

We loved the way the ship, artifacts and information are laid out.

They also provided carriable seats for those who are less mobile. I saw a lot of families with young children using them.

At various points around the exhibit there are knowledgeable staff to answer questions on items they have in front of them. There's even an area you handle items from the Mary Rose, try pulling a bow or pick up a pike!

The holographic images that start up every 15 minutes were excellent and gave you a good idea what it must have been like back in the day.

It's a shame that it's not included in the historical dockyard passport available for purchase.

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