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King Henry's Christmas Court

Music, Magic, Merriment… Make Christmas Memories at The Mary Rose this December

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th December

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th December

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th December

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Book online and save 20%!

This winter we're offering 20% off entry to The Mary Rose, home of the pride of Henry VIII's fleet and many of the thousands of objects recovered alongside her from the seabed!

This offer is only available online, so don't miss out!


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Henry VIII's Mary Rose.

500 years. A heartbeat away.

Get 20% off your journey to 1545 by booking online.

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Plan your visit

Henry VIII’s Tudor flagship, the Mary Rose, was dramatically raised in 1982.

Now you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board!

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During the Christmas period The Mary Rose will be closed;

24th, 25th and 26th December.

We will reopen on 27th December at 10am

Please note that The Mary Rose is not included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Full Navy Ticket, or the one, two or three attraction day tickets.

What's on at The Mary Rose

Don't miss out on our amazing upcoming events for all the family!

King Henry’s Christmas Court 08 Dec - 30 Dec 2018
Merriment, Magic, Music… Make Christmas Memories at The Mary Rose

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th December

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th December

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th December

Join us this December at The Mary Rose for Tudor Christmas Festivities.

King Henry VIII invites you to experience Christmas traditions from his Royal Tudor Court! There will be dancing, merrymaking, magic,...

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December “Lights Up” Morning at the Mary Rose 28 Dec - 28 Dec 2018
History becomes a heartbeat closer

The lighting within the Mary Rose Museum is designed to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts within the gallery showcases. Some visitors with a visual impairment or those with other medical and physical conditions can find our lighting levels to...

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Tudors in Love 16 Feb - 24 Feb 2019
Get Totally Tudor with Tudors in Love!

This half term get Totally Tudor as you try your hand at making a Valentines gift Tudor style with this craft activity.

Children can make a scented bag using dried lavender and dried rose petals, these can be used as late Valentine’s Day gifts.

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Public events at The Mary Rose
The story of the Mary Rose

500 years. A heartbeat away.


Discover the events of 19 July, 1545 - the day the Mary Rose was lost.

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Collections & research

Over 19,000 objects were recovered from the Mary Rose.


Discover how we look after them.

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European Museum Of The Year Award Logo Landscape 1
Citation by the European Museum of the Year 2018 judging panel


"In its final state, the Mary Rose Museum is an exceptional achievement  - a museum that has finally reached its last stage of its progressive evolution which started 35 years ago (1982). It is close to perfection in fields as different as the presentation of historical research, underwater archeology, conservation techniques, experimental archeology, architecture, scenography and virtual reality. The ship is now revealed totally, freed from all the technical drying equipment, with various light effects and film screenings on or above the ship itself.

‘Ship, Objects and People’ are the three elements now shaped into in a fascinating history and an impressive display. The emphasis given to the daily activities of the crew on board and the projections over the decks of the original ship's structure strengthen the human dimension of the Mary Rose."