The Queen Mary Tours & Exhibits

Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with one of our exciting and informative guided tours. From the ship’s groundbreaking construction and royal launch as the most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner at the time, to her duty as a troopship during WWII, to her golden days of the 1950’s, to her earning the nickname, the “haunted ship,” the Queen Mary’s history is full of action, adventure, romance and paranormal activity. Explore the ship from bow to stern, inside and out, and hear unique stories, facts and insights about the Queen Mary from our expert guides.

Glory Days Historical Tour

 Delve into the ship’s expansive past, including her groundbreaking construction, her time as a troopship during WWII and of course, her glory days as the world’s most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner.

The Glory Days Historical Tour is full of interesting anecdotes, fun facts and compelling true-stories about the legendary Queen Mary, including her service during WWII.

During this approximate one hour tour visit some of the historic rooms of the ship as Guests are given a wonderful overview of her glory days in serving royalty, celebrities, commoners, and troops during her 31-year career at sea.

Please note that not all historic rooms may be available on any given day for the tour.

Queen Mary Discount Tour Tickets

 TICKET INFORMATION:

Hours: EVERY DAY at 11:15AM, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:15 & 6:15PM and takes approximately 1 hour. (*Note: Hours may vary.)

Pricing: Available option as part of the First Class Passport Ticket. 

Map: The Queen Mary can get confusing. Download our map and bring it with you! 
Parking: $18/day, $22/overnight, $27/valet parking  (Subject to change based on Special Events)

 

Please note: Due to the historic nature of the vessel we are unable to guarantee access to any specific room or location on our tours, Also not all areas are easily accessible by guests with mobility issues.

 

 

Haunted Encounters Tour

Queen Mary ship swimming pool in the 1930s, “ground zero” for paranormal activity. (Mirrorpix/Newscom)

The Queen of all Ghost Stories

With such a varied and intriguing past it’s not surprising that the Queen Mary has been voted one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time magazine.

Get a detailed overview of the Queen Mary’s most haunted areas and paranormal hotspots. Explore the ship inside and out and hear stories about the ship’s most famous reported apparitions.

Among the ghosts reportedly still hanging around is an engineer who died in the ship’s engine room, a “lady in white,” and various children located throughout the ship including the 1st Class Pool (the tour stops at the entrance doors to the swimming pool, but does not go inside the pool area due to ongoing restoration projects).

Haunted Encounters is offered only during the day…but when the sun goes down, the spirits aboard the Queen Mary come out to play. Explore the legendary ship with a series of twilight tours and séances that explore the haunted past and paranormal activity that the Queen Mary is known for.

Ticket Information

 

Hours: Available daily at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM & 6:30PM and takes approximately 1 hour.  (*Note: Hours may vary.)

Pricing: Included with the First Class Passport Ticket.

Map: The Queen Mary can get confusingDownload our map and bring it with you! 

Parking: $18/day, $22/overnight, $27/valet parking  (Subject to change based on Special Events

Please note: Due to the historic nature of the vessel we are unable to guarantee access to any specific room or location on our tours, Also not all areas are easily accessible by guests with mobility issues.

The Steam & Steel Tour
Queen Mary Steam & Steel Tour

Queen Mary Steam & Steel Tour

 

The Steam & Steel Tour will take guests approximately 25′ below the water line where they will have a chance to walk through Boiler Rooms 1-4, as well as the Water Softening Plant and the Turbo-Generator Room 1. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Engine Room and Propeller Box where the last remaining Propeller is visible in a specially built water chamber attached onto the outside hull of the ship. The tour is historic in nature and will not include any of the paranormal stories of the ship.

Queen Mary Steam and Steel Tour

TICKET INFORMATION:

Hours: EVERY DAY at 11:45AM, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45 and takes approximately 1 hour. (*Note: Hours may vary.)

Pricing: Included with the First Class Passport Ticket. 

Map: The Queen Mary can get confusing. Download our map and bring it with you! 
Parking: $18/day, $22/overnight, $27/valet parking  (Subject to change based on special events.)

Queen Mary 4D Theater

THE QUEEN MARY 4-D THEATER

Buckle up and get ready for, a more unique side of the ship in the Queen Mary 4-D Theater. Feel the rock and bump of every action scene, feel the rush of the wind or the splash of the living ocean as the Queen Mary is proud to present two exciting movie options. Explore the history of the Queen Mary in an unforgettable 18 minute documentary or plunge deep down into the ocean as you learn about the most infamous sea creature alive today in Shark.

The 121-seat theater delivers a hi-definition viewing experience in 3-D and features motion seats and 4-D effects such as wind, fog, mist, scents and more that sync to the on-screen action.

Shows last approximately 12 to 18 minutes.

General Admission: Included with the First Class Passport Ticket

Map: The Queen Mary can get confusing.Download our map and bring it with you! 

Hours: Open daily 11AM – 6:00PM (Last Entry at 5:30PM)

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Queen Mary: A Historic 4-D Voyage

Enjoy a brief history of the legendary ship in an immersive and interactive way through the 4D movie experience as the story of Queen Mary is brought to life on screen from the early days of the ship through the final sailing known as the Last Great Cruise.  Along the way you will experience sprays of water, the rumble of the engines and the winds of the open sea as you are immersed in this epic journey of Queen Mary A Historic 4-D Voyage.

SHARK

Come face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species. These extraordinarily intelligent underwater giants each exhibit unique behaviors to navigate their ever-changing environment. Essential to the fragile balance of our ocean’s health, Shark: A 4-D Experience® explores the complex nature of these majestic creatures’ survival instincts.

Please Note:

This 4-D Experience® could aggravate certain medical conditions. It involves special effects: loud noises, strobe and seats with a poke in the upper back, all coordinated with an action-packed film experience. Experience is not recommended for guests with:

  • medical sensitivity to strobe lights
  • back, neck or similar physical conditions
  • sensitivity to loud sounds

Due to the historic nature of the vessel, not all areas are easily accessible by guests with mobility issues. 

Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill & The Queen Mary Exhibition

 

Few public figures have had more influence on modern political and social life than former British Prime Minister, Winston Spencer-Churchill. Fewer still had an ongoing relationship with the Queen Mary. To commemorate their affinity a new Churchill-themed exhibition has been brought to the Queen Mary.

The exhibit features reproductions of the authentic Churchill War Rooms bunker as designed for the Universal Pictures / Focus Features movie, “Darkest Hour.” It will take knowledgeable ‘Churchillians’ and less-informed history buffs into WWII’s secret spaces where Churchill and his staff confronted the Nazi onslaught.

Walkthrough Churchill’s Cabinet and Map Room and experience what it was to be in the room where Churchill planned his infamous D-Day concept. Experience what it was like when Churchill and the entire British War Cabinet made some of the most important wartime decisions outrunning any threat to the Queen Mary.

Trace this remarkable and somewhat unknown chapter in the ship’s history.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Hours: Available Daily: 11AM – 6:00PM (Last Entry at 5:30PM)

Pricing: Included with the First Class Passport Ticket.

Parking: $18/day, $22/overnight, $27/valet parking (Subject to change based on Special Event schedule here.)

The Shipyard

The Shipyard

World’s Largest LEGO© Brick Model Ship

Measuring 26 feet, weighing over 600 lbs. and made from 250,000 LEGO bricks, the LEGO Queen Mary brick model ship is a masterpiece to be seen. The model was designed by England’s certified LEGO Builder, Bright Bricks, Inc., to commemorate Britain’s most famous ocean liner.

The Queen Mary LEGO brick model ship is displayed in its own gallery aboard the Queen Mary – The Shipyard, where you can view the huge model and build your own LEGO ship. 

 Length: 25′ 11″
 Weight: 604 lbs.
 Width: 3′ 1″
 Height: 4′ 7″
 LEGO Parts Used: Approximately 250,000 
 Number of Builder Hours: 600

 

INFORMATION:

Hours: 10AM – 8PM, Daily
Location: Promenade Deck, Midship
Pricing: Included with the First Class Ticket 
Map: The Queen Mary can get confusing.Download our map and bring it with you! 

Ship Model Gallery

Ship Model Gallery 

Combining precision and craftsmanship in an exacting work of art, ship models evoke the fascination that we have for the sea and sea travel.

In this gallery some of the finest ship models in the world tell the story of the evolution of trans-Atlantic passenger ship travel from 1840 to the present.

These models not only tell the story of nearly two centuries of ocean travel, but also represent the beauty of the shipbuilder’s art and craft. They are a compelling combination of infinite precision and craftsmanship.

RMS Queen Mary (Builder’s Model)
Queen Mary was the most revered and popular ocean liner of the 20th century. In the Cunard Line’s service, she ferried 3 million people across the North Atlantic Ocean in war and peace, in fair weather and foul. After 31 years plying across the Atlantic and completing 1001 crossings, this icon of the past is docked in Long Beach but history lives on aboard this historic vessel.

RMS Queen Mary 2
As Cunard’s flagship and most significant ocean liner in the world, the 151,400-ton Queen Mary 2, went into service in 2004. Christened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and known affectionately as QM2 this majestic vessel is in a class by herself. Conjuring the traditional charm of the golden age, this luxury liner is built to cross the seas of the 21st century.

Queen Elizabeth 2
Taking the place of both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth 2 would carry the Cunard Line for the next 40 years on the North Atlantic, as well as, around-the-world cruises. She retired in 2008 after steaming more than 5 million nautical miles- more than any ship in history.

SS Normandie
With its distinctive clipper-ship bow, the Normandie was the first major liner to cross the Atlantic in less than four days. After the American entrance into World War II the Normandie was seized by the U.S. Navy for the Allied war effort and renamed the USS Lafayette. In a fateful accident just days before it was completed for troop transport, it burned to near ruins.

MS Queen Victoria 
Queen Victoria has the modern amenities of a sleek ocean liner with the elegance that embodies Cunard Cruise Line’s traditional English style. Unlike the other Cunard Queens, Queen Victoria does not carry the mail so she does not carry the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) status.

RMS Titanic
Famous for her fateful maiden voyage, Titanic’s tragedy at sea was one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters. Operated by the White Star Line, Titanic and her sister ship Olympic were designed to compete with the famous Cunard liners Lusitania and Mauretania.

RMS Lusitania
In a time of fierce competition for continental travel Lusitania was added to the Cunard Line and designed for speed, capacity and luxury. As the fastest ship of the time, Lusitania’s speed was thought to help evade threat of submarine attack. However, it was a torpedo from a German U-boat that caused the sinking of the ship and the loss of many lives of those aboard.

HMY Britannia
Britannia launched the beginning of the Cunard Line of steamships. A wooden hulled, 207-foot long ship driven by paddle wheels became one of the first steamships to deliver mail and transport passengers across the Atlantic.

SS Oregon
Oregon was a record breaking British passenger liner of its time. Acquired by Cunard in 1884 she continued improving her time across the Atlantic before being chartered to the Royal Navy as an auxiliary cruiser. Upon return to Cunard service she collided with a schooner while approaching New York, to the relief of passengers and crew all were saved. Today you can view the model or visit the actual wreck, which rests on the ocean floor off the Long Island coast, SCUBA diving gear required.

The gallery will also include an entire collection of over 37 passenger ships, that span 130 years of shipbuilding. The collection includes Tri-ang Minic model souvenirs ships that were sold aboard the ship in the 40s 50s 60s, the CM Model collectible ships that were popular during the era and the Mercator 1:1250 scale ship models which set a standard by which all other models tend to be judged. The miniature ocean liner collection is mostly die-cast in lead and is all hand-painted and remarkable in detail. These tiny liners are very collectible and show our fascination with model ships as a visual reminder of the actual vessel.

INFORMATION:

Hours: 10AM – 8PM
Location: Promenade Deck, Starboard Forward – near Promenade Cafe
Pricing: Included in the First Class Passport Ticket
Map: The Queen Mary can get confusing.Download our map and bring it with you! 

Tours & Attractions Hours

Queen Mary Tours & Attractions Hours

For guided tours – please proceed to level 4 (Promenade Deck) and proceed to the Tour Center

*Please arrive 10 minutes early for all tours.

The Glory Days Historical Tour Hours*: EVERY DAY at 11:15AM, 12:15PM, 1:15PM, 2:15PM, 3:15PM, 4:15PM, 5:15PM & 6:15PM and takes approximately 1 hour. (*Note: Hours may vary.)

Haunted Encounters Hours*: Available daily at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM, & 6:30PM and takes approximately 1 hour. (*Note: Hours may vary.)

4-D Theater Hours*: Open daily 11AM6:00PM (Last Entry at 5:30PM ) (*Note: Hours may vary.)

Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill Exhibit Hours*: Open daily 11AM6:00PM (Last Entry at 5:30PM ) (*Note: Hours may vary.)

The Steam & Steel Tour Hours*: Available daily at 11:45AM, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45 and takes approximately 1 hour. (*Note: Hours may vary.)