The Mary Rose

Is The Mary Rose Open?

Covid-19 Update: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has re-opened. The new Ultimate Explorer ticket now includes Mary Rose Museum. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction

In 1545, The Mary Rose sank outside Portsmouth Harbour defending England from invasion. In 1982, The Mary Rose made a spectacular return to the surface.

This year, experience The Mary Rose as never before. 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 the thousands of artefacts, both military and personal, which recreate life onboard with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.

Whether they’re interested in the lives of the officers, the ordinary sailors, or even the ship’s dog, visitors don’t just get a window into their lives, The Mary Rose opens a door to the world of 1545. Nowhere else can the lives of the men who worked and lived on board a Tudor warship be more truly experienced. Discover that history is only a heartbeat away at the Mary Rose.

November – March: 10am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)
April – October: 10am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:45pm)
Closed 24th-26th December


Child (5-15)



Family (1 adult and up to 3 children)

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Why should I visit?

    • Experience the remains of Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, the only ship of her kind anywhere in the world.
    • Discover the world of life at sea in Henry VIII’s navy, by seeing, touching and even smelling genuine artefacts discovered on the seabed.
    • Learn the little known tale of how the Mary Rose helped foil one of the largest enemy fleets in English naval history.
    • Uncover the lives of real Tudor people who lived 500 years ago through the actual items that they owned.
    • See the culmination of over 50 years work to locate, recover and display the wreck of the Mary Rose.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Facilities for the partially sighted available on request
Gift shop
Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us


The Mary Rose
Main Road, HM Naval Base


023 92 812 931


[email protected]


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By car:

The Mary Rose is located in Portsmouth, just off the A3. When entering the city, follow the signs for ‘Historic Dockyard’. Follow brown tourism signs for the car park, or if using Sat Nav, the carpark postcode is PO1 3GT.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Portsmouth Harbour, regular services run from London Waterloo, London Victoria, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton, Chichester and Brighton. The station is a five minute walk from the main gates of the dockyard.

By Bus:

There are regular coaches from London Victoria, calling at the Hard Interchange, which is just outside the dockyard entrance.

Kids activities

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  • Try pulling a Tudor longbow.
  • Handle real artefacts from the Mary Rose.
  • Meet the ship’s dog, trapped outside the carpenter’s cabin when the ship went down.
  • Dress like a Tudor, and share pictures with friends and family.
  • See the Mary Rose brought to life with moving images of the crew projected onto the ship itself.