Mary Rose Museum | Portsmouth

No 3 Dock, Main Rd , Portsmouth
South East England, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)23 9281 2931
closed on: open daily
Museum Type: History / City

The Mary Rose Museum is a naval museum in Portsmouth that opened in 2013 and is dedicated to the 16th-century Tudor ship from which it takes its name. Easily recognizable by its black disk-like shape, the building was designed by the British architectural firm Wilkinson Eyre.

The Mary Rose sank in 1545 and was raised in 1982 in order to be restored and displayed. Its wreck is housed in the central hall of the museum, while the history of the ship, its crew, and over 19,000 recovered artifacts are shown in the surrounding exhibition galleries, arranged on three floors, also with the support of interactive and multimedia exhibits.

The museum offers guided tours, workshops for schools, and special events and also includes a café and a shop. Close to the museum, it is also possible to visit Admiral Nelson’s famous flagship HMS Victory.
The Mary Rose museum is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Photos: cover by Andrea Vail (CC BY-ND 2.0); 1 by Hugh Llewelyn; 2 by Herry Lawford; 3 by Elliott Brown

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