Visiting the Mary Rose Museum
Reopening 20th July 2016!
After six months of work, and weeks of testing all of the environmental systems, we're proud to announce that the Mary Rose Museum will be reopening on 20th July 2016.
Come and see The Mary Rose at our award-winning museum, located just 400 metres from the main entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The Mary Rose will be returning to public view on 20th July 2016!
While Phase 2 is underway, the Mary Rose Museum will be only partially open, and the ship itself will not be on view.
A temporary exhibition will be held in the Museum foyer, featuring a small number of Mary Rose artefacts, as well as replicas, interpreted by our award-winning team of staff and volunteers. There will also be a short film, narrated by Dan Snow, telling the history of the Mary Rose, as well as what will be coming after Phase 2. The café and shop will remain open as usual.
The rest of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will otherwise remain open.
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 have to close the main body of the museum.
You’ll find drinks and fresh food in our café, and lots of books and gifts in our shop.
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.