The Mary Rose

Is The Mary Rose Open?

Covid-19 Update: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including Mary Rose Museum is open! For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

The Mary Rose


Dive into a world steeped in history and discover the magnificent Mary Rose, one of the top visitor attractions in Portsmouth, located in the Historic Dockyard.

Lucky visitors will experience an authentic glimpse into the fascinating lives of the brave men who lived onboard this Tudor warship. Next, learn about the intrepid past of the Mary Rose, from its rise to glory to its tragic demise. Plus, guests can even marvel at the thousands of artefacts recovered from the ocean depths. Curious? Book online today for exclusive savings and to begin an incredible expedition back to the 1500s.

What happened to the Mary Rose?

Crafted in 1510 and launched in 1511, the Mary Rose was Henry VIII’s favourite ship throughout his infamous reign. This impressive warship fought in two explosive wars against France and Scotland. Weighing 600 tons and with 6 – 8 large guns, the Mary Rose was a deadly example of state-of-the-art design. Tragedy struck in 1545 when the Mary Rose fought against the French fleet and capsized, in the Solent just off Southsea Castle. Of the 500 daring men aboard, no more than 35 survived this devastating turn of events.

November – March: 10am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

April – October: 10am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:45pm)

Closed 24th-26th December

Admission to the Mary Rose is included as part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket.


Single Attraction tickets
Adult (age 16-64) £24
Senior (65+) £23
Child (age 4-15)  £19

Three Attraction Tickets
Adult (age 16-64)  £39
Senior (65+) £38
Child (age 4-15) £29

Ultimate Explorer Ticket
Adult (age 16-64)  £44
Senior (65+) £43
Child (age 4-15) £34

Family 1 (1 Adult & up to 3 Children) £100
Family 2 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) £125

Why should I visit?

    • Discover the awe inspiring remains of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s favourite warship.
    • Open your senses and marvel at a world like no other as you explore the staggering range of authentic artifacts recovered from their 400-year-old watery grave.
    • Experience the lives of the brave young men onboard the Mary Rose at the time of her tragic demise.
    • Take a step back into history as you learn about the fascinating life of the Mary Rose, including the battles she fought.
    • Learn about the astonishing efforts of how over 500 volunteers worked tirelessly to reconstruct this incredible Tudor warship.


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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Next event

Join the Crew of the Mary Rose

6th Aug 2021 - 31st Dec 2021

The Mary Rose

Explore the Mary Rose with our exciting new museum trail! Follow the museum route through the decks of the Mary Rose. Look out for trail... 

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Where to find us


The Mary Rose
Main Road, HM Naval Base


023 92 812 931


[email protected]


Find us online

By car:

The Mary Rose is located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 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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  • Children can follow the interactive Shipwreck Explorers trail bursting with clues and mysteries.
  • Let them test their strength while attempting to pull a realistic Tudor longbow.
  • Engage their senses with an array of authentic artifacts, recovered from the Mary Rose.
  • Marvel as the dress up in Tudor style clothes and garments, then watch them strike a pose for pictures that will last a lifetime.
  • Young guests will watch in amazement as the cleverly created light show gives a glimpse into life onboard the Mary Rose.

* Some of our regular activities are curtailed to enable us to give visitors a Covid-Safe experience.