Visiting the Mary Rose Museum
Open Seven Days A Week
Summer Opening Hours
10 am – 5:30 pm
(last entry to museum 4.45 pm)
The Main Museum will be closed December 2015 until Summer 2016
Come and see The Mary Rose at our award-winning museum, located just 400 metres from the main entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
After years of planning, fundraising and building, the Mary Rose Museum opened to the public on the 31st May 2013. Packed with fascinating artefacts and plenty to enjoy, the museum is a wonderful day out for all the family.
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.
Due to the delicate nature of the artefacts, light levels are kept low. While we do allow photography in the museum, Flash photography is not permitted.
Download our Map Guide so you can make the most of your visit!
If you are planning a visit to the Mary Rose Museum later this year, please be aware that it will be entering a period of closure in order for the next chapter in her long and remarkable history to commence. Phase 2 of the Mary Rose Museum build will improve the visitor experience by providing uninterrupted views of the ship from the walkways as well as from the end galleries at all three levels.
From December 2015 to Summer 2016, the main Museum will be closed. The hull and the majority of artefacts will not be on public display. However, the Entrance pavilion, Learning Centre, Café and Shop will remain open and there will be a small display for visitors, including a new 10 minute film on the project.
Further information can be found HERE
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.