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The Mary Rose

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Set sail over the stormy seas of time and arrive in 1545 at The Mary Rose. It’s a one-of-a-kind museum with immersive exhibitions, audio-visual displays and even a skeleton dog called Hatch.

Lost in battle defending England from one of the largest invasion fleets this country has ever faced, The Mary Rose is a historic national treasure. Families can explore her remains by seeing, touching and even smelling items that were recovered from the seabed. Passing through the viewing galleries that stretch the full length of Henry VIII's vessel, allowing you to see where many of the thousands of objects were found, you can say hello to Hatch - the ship's dog who once, long ago, caught rats in the bowels of the boat.

Perhaps the best way to submerge yourself in Tudor life is by watching the audio-visual displays which bring the boat to life as the ‘crew’ go about their daily business. The final fantastic addition? The opportunity to hold a real piece of history: original timbers and rope recovered from the Mary Rose.

  • Dive into the history of the Mary Rose
  • Get hands-on with actual artefacts from the seabed
  • An amazing audio-visual display


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Main Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PY, England


Click here to visit The Mary Rose's website
02392 812931

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

November - March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
April - October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

Closed 24th - 26th December.


General Admission
Adults: £17.00
Kids (5-15): £8.00
Seniors/Students: £16.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 kids): £26.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £38.00


Last Entry

45 minutes before closing time.

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance dogs only.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.


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The Mary Rose

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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