The Mary Rose. 500 years. A heartbeat away | The Mary Rose
Shipwreck Explorers!

Shipwreck Explorers Wanted!

Follow the clues and uncover the mysteries that lay beneath the waves for 437 years!

Become a Shipwreck Explorer!More family fun!
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Mary Rose VIP Experience with Rib Ride

Join us on Saturday 24th August for the Ultimate VIP Experience at the Mary Rose! 

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Think you know Tudor England? Think Again.

Discover the Many Faces of Tudor England!

How diverse were the crew of the Mary Rose?New exhibition coming 18th March!
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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!

Headset Tours of the Mary Rose 01 Aug - 31 Oct 2019
Get a personal guided tour from one of our expert guides!

Join our guides as they take you on a personal tour through our collection. Discover stories about the thousands of objects recovered from the Mary Rose, and get an insight into life on Henry VIII's flagship.

These tours run weekdays only, and last approx 90 mins.

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Shipwreck Explorers - Tasty Tudors! 02 Aug - 16 Aug 2019
How do you feed 500 men on a 16th century warship?

Ever wondered what Tudor sailors ate? Or how a ship’s cook fed a huge crew on the high seas?

Come to the Mary Rose and meet the Tudor chefs working on a replica kitchen from King Henry VIII’s favourite warship.

Step into a busy naval kitchen and watch the ship’s...

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Diver’s Daughter – A Tudor Story 17 Aug - 17 Aug 2019
Meet the author

Meet award-winning author Patrice Lawrence and get a signed copy of her new book, Diver’s Daughter – A Tudor Story! This story is a gripping adventure inspired by the story of the Mary Rose and is part of the VOICES series, which aims to highlight authentic, unsung stories of our...

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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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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."