The exciting, new £27 million Mary Rose Museum opened its doors to visitors last year on Friday 31st May 2013. Located just metres from Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory and the ships of the modern Royal Navy, the new museum provides one of the most significant insights into Tudor life in the world and creates the new centrepiece to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The Tudor ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her reunites her with many of her 19,000 artefacts and crew.
The new boat-shaped Museum showcases the very best of 21st century architecture and construction, where for the first time visitors will see the ship with its preserving sprays switched off and the final phase of the hull's conservation through windows into a 'hotbox' as up to 100 tons of water is removed from the ship's timbers.
The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artefacts in the world is showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs complete with 500 year old lice to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns. For the first time, using forensic science, crew members will be brought to life giving visitors the chance to come face-face with the carpenter, cook, archer and even the ship's dog, 'Hatch'!
From April 2014 our great value all attraction tickets give entry to all of the attractions for 1 entire year...
* Included in all attraction tickets purchased after 4th April 2014.
If you would like to visit with a group of 15 or more people please call 023 9283 9766 for more information. Up to 25% discount is available and you can book your time slots in advance.
The new Mary Rose Museum, fully equipped with a state of the art science laboratory, offers an exciting learning programme including science, history and Tudor themed workshops.
The museum is available for functions and with a stunning balcony overlooking HMS Victory it's one of the most sought after venues on the South Coast. Call 023 9281 2931 for more details.