Visiting the Mary Rose Museum
Summer - 10am - 5:30pm (last entry 4:45pm)
Winter - 10am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)
Come and see The Mary Rose at our award-winning museum, located just 400 metres from the main entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The New-look Mary Rose Museum, opening 20th July 2016, will give visitors the best views of Henry VIII’s warship ever!
With the ship in its final stage of conservation, the ducting and the hotbox walls have been removed, allowing you to see the Mary Rose without obstruction.
As well as the ship, there are many of the 19,000 artefacts recovered from the seabed, which help tell the story of the men who lived, worked and died on board the Mary Rose.
Once inside the museum, it takes between 90 to 120 minutes to go round, but you can take as long as you like. Please be aware that during school holidays we will be very busy, so expect some queues.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
When the Mary Rose Museum opened in 2013, the ship itself was enclosed in a conservation hotbox, which through necessity had to have small viewing windows.
The conservation project has reached a stage now that means we can remove the walls, and provide a much better view of the ship through ceiling-to-floor windows the full length of the context galleries.
To do this, though, we need to remove the existing walls, and so for safety reasons we had to close the main body of the museum.
Learn more before your visit
We offer special group visits for anything from ten to fifty people.
Inspire your students with a unique insight into the lives of the crew, and our work to preserve their world.
The Mary Rose’s history is for everyone. The new museum has been designed to be fully accessible for all our visitors.
Downloadable information sheets to make your visit more enjoyable for you and your family.
Download our Museum App, featuring our new Audio Highlights Tour!
We visit community groups and schools, and offer Skype classroom sessions too.