Having a Very Mary Rose Christmas - Tudor Gift Ideas | The Mary Rose
Having a Very Mary Rose Christmas - Tudor Gift Ideas
Christmas | 30 Nov, 2022 | Museum Blogger
Christmas Gift ideas that help keep Henry VIII’s favourite ship looking shipshape!

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and you've got a Tudor fanatic to buy for! Fortunately, we've got a few gift ideas to make their festive season, as well as help support our work looking after the Mary Rose!

Or you can just buy them for yourself. We won't judge.

Henry VIII Duck
Anne Boleyn Duck
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Ducks

England’s most notorious monarch, and the most famous of his wives, in rubber duck form? Who could resist these colourful representations of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn!

And no, her head isn’t removable…

40th Anniversary Mug by Alison Gardiner
40th Anniversary Mug by Alison Gardiner
40th Anniversary Mug by Alison Gardiner
Alison Gardiner Mug

Treat someone to this limited edition fine bone china mug, designed by renowned local artist Alison Gardiner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose in 1982!

There are plenty more gift ideas over on our online shop, why not have a look and see what else we have for your Tudor-loving friends?

All purchases made help contribute to the preservation and conservation of the Mary Rose and the 19,000 objects that were recovered from the seabed.

Tudor Gin
Tudor Gin

Produced locally by the Portsmouth Distillery, Tudor Gin is a smooth, rich, dry gin based on botanicals found Mary Rose, including Dandelion, Hazelnut, Hemp seeds and Cherry. With every bottle sold a generous contribution goes to the Mary Rose Trust, so you and your loved ones can get inebriated in the knowledge that you’ve done your bit to help preserve our heritage.

HMS Victory
HMS Warrior
An Ultimate Explorer Ticket for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

We always say that, while we do try and share as much or our story with you online, the best way to experience the story of the Mary Rose is to come and see the ship in person!

If you get a Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ultimate Explorer ticket, you not only get the Mary Rose, but Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, the Victorian steam ship HMS Warrior, WW1 vessel HMS M33 and the WW2 submarine HMS Alliance, as well as a plethora of museums and even a harbour tour! PLUS you can come back as many times as you want in a year – who wouldn’t want to find that in their stocking?

(Oh, and don’t forget to add a guided tour too!)


Don’t see anything you like here? Did you know that you can still help the Mary Rose by doing online shopping on a number of online retailers using donation services such as EasyFundraising or Amazon Smile. By signing up to these services, and selecting the Mary Rose Trust as your charity, you can do your online shopping, and in doing so a donation is made to us at no extra cost to you.