The Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The Mary Rose
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Explore the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. See thousands of genuine Tudor objects, from the large bronze and iron ship’s guns, to personal items like wooden bowls and nit combs, which recreate life on board with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.

Visitors can also view the Mary Rose from three galleries, seeing how the men of the Mary Rose lived, worked and fought in the dramatic audio-visual display

Whether you’re interested in the lives of the officers, the ordinary sailors, or even the ship’s dog, you don’t just get a window into their lives, The Mary Rose opens a door to the world of 1545.

The museum can also provide workshops and tours for groups of all ages.

Discover that history is only a heartbeat away at The Mary Rose.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

April to October
10 am – 5:30 pm (last entry to museum 4.45 pm)
November to March
10 am – 5 pm (last entry to museum 4.15 pm)

CLOSED 24th, 25th and 26th December

Admission charges

Adult: £16.00 per ticket
Child: £8.00 per ticket
Concession: £14.00 per ticket
Family (1+3): £25.00 per ticket
Family (2+3): £36.00 per ticket

Web prices:
Adult: £14.40
Child: £7.20
Concession: £12.60
Family (2+3): £32.40
Family (1+3): £22.50


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Accessible Lift
Disabled Parking - Dedicated spaces in the car park
Disabled persons toilet
Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system available
Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print guides, audio tour and lights up mornings
Guide Dogs Permitted
No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
Ramp/Level Access

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

The Mary Rose is the only recovered 16th century warship and is of international significance in maritime archaeology and beyond. Weighing some 300 tons, and standing as high as a four-storey building, the hull is revolutionary in design and provides vital evidence of shipbuilding techniques for a period when ship-plans do not survive. Moreover, the breadth and completeness of the military, domestic and personal objects found within her, in many cases unique, together with the ecofacts and human remains, form one of the largest groups of well preserved associated material. Designation recognises the importance of the whole of the collection which acts as a benchmark for scholars and a fascinating insight into Tudor life.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Science and Technology, Personalities, Music, Medicine, Maritime, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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Tudor England - Brick by Brick

Tudor England - Brick by Brick

  • 21 July — 2 September 2018 *on now

In May, the Mary Rose Museum gave visitors the opportunity to help recreate a famous Tudor portrait of Henry VIII. This time it's going even bigger, and recreating the colourful Cowdray Engraving, to make a giant picture showing the whole of Tudor Portsmouth on the day that the Mary Rose sank, as a LEGO® brick mosaic. The overall mosaic will be over 12 metres wide, making it one of the largest ever made in the UK!

Will you make part of the Isle of Wight, one of the French or English ships, or one of the troops stationed in Portsmouth? You might even get to make the masts of the Mary Rose as they protrude from the water's surface...

In partnership with Bright Bricks, the UK's only LEGO-certified professional building company, the museum is inviting everyone, young and old, to participate in reconstructing this iconic image!

Participating in this crowdfunded event costs just £6, giving you the opportunity to put the bricks on an 8x8 studded LEGO square, which will be added into the mosaic. You'll even get to make and take your own LEGO brick-built model!

Suitable for

  • Any age


8x8 LEGO® plate, plus 'Make and Take' model: £6.00


The Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HM Naval Base



General Enquiries


General Enquiries

02392 812931

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