The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

4.8
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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  • We got off the ferry and had a great half a day here! Lots of ways to interact with this museum and the icing on the cake was Henry VIII himself! We all learned loads. Definitely worth the £30 family....  more »
  • Beautifully displayed portion (about half) of the Mary Rose. The three story display was magnificent. Thousands of relics from the wreck and an amazing story on its reclamation. Docents were very...  more »
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  • 10 stars and more! Really interesting and so well put together. I have been before but see more and ore each time I go. Today one of the original team of divers/archaeologists gave a fascinating insight into catering on the ship. So interesting, so knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. The icing on a wonderful cake! Oh what a fantastic day.
  • This is an amazing ship! It really allows your imagination to take you back in time and really see what a difficult life it would have been on a ship like this. To be able to see the faces and belongings is breathtaking, if you like history I would highly recommend visiting this place.
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