Housed inside a modern architectural interpretation of a ship's hull, The Mary Rose Museum holds the remains of the 1545 vessel the Mary Rose, and offers exhibits on England's rich maritime history. Glass cases display artifacts that survived several hundred years in the sea. You can handle authentic pieces and interact with displays. The main attraction is the reconstructed remains of the ship itself, viewable on three levels via a panoramic elevator. After viewing the Mary Rose, enjoy a snack at the on-site cafe, where the name of the ship may appear atop your cappuccino froth. Use our Portsmouth day trip website to visit The Mary Rose Museum on your trip to Portsmouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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The Mary Rose Museum Reviews
Anyone visiting the historic dockyard in Portsmouth must visit the Mary Rose museum. The painstaking work to lift preserve and restore the ship is truly amazing. The whole museum contains so many item... more »
My wife and I went to Portsmouth to see the Mary Rose. We saw it in 1974 covered in scaffolding and being sprayed constantly to preserve the wood. The new display is totally worth the trip. Using seve... more »
What a fantastic place to visit fantastic how they have preserved the ship very clever. As you go round you feel that your there back in the day. All the staff are cheerful and helpful. Fantastic day out. I've been three times now and will hopefully go again you notice something different every time. Well worth the money.
This is a very well put together museum. It is fascinating to see both the artifacts saved and preserved, as well as the story behind the mammoth task of saving the Mary Rose. I would budget for about two hours to visit, as you want to have time to appreciate all the items on display. I highly recommend a visit to the museum.
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