Christmas Party Venue in Portsmouth | The Mary Rose
Eat, Drink and be Merry at the Mary Rose this Christmas

Travel back in time for a magical Christmas filled with hundreds of twinkling white lights, Christmas carols dating back hundreds of years, and delicious festive food and drink, all set against the evocatively-lit hull of the magnificent Tudor warship, the Mary Rose.

Sitting on the edge of the water in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with spectacular views over the harbour, The Mary Rose Museum is enveloped in maritime history. Wrap up warm and stroll through the cobbled streets of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and past HMS Victory, or jump on your own private buggy for a speedier arrival at this extraordinary venue space.

 Whether you are looking for a formal Christmas dinner or an exclusive celebration with family and friends, guests will have exclusive access to all three floors of the museum from 6pm, and expert guides will host private tours to give a fascinating insight into the story of the Mary Rose and her Tudor crew.

 Our exclusive festive events start from £79.95 per person.

 While Henry VIII was one of the few people to eat turkey with his Christmas meal after its introduction in 1523, as only the wealthiest could afford this delicious treat. Today, diners can enjoy traditional turkey with all the trimmings, or choose from a menu created from high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Our Christmas Package includes:


  • A festive drink on arrival at the museum
  • Private access to the Mary Rose exhibition with expert guides on hand throughout the galleries to talk to guests about the collection
  • A 3-course festive meal with half a bottle of wine per person
  • Exclusive access to the Bridge Balcony with views of the unique and ever-changing dockyard
  • •Cash bar
  • •DJ and dancing until midnight!


Prices start at £79.95 + VAT per person.

Christmas Decs
Christmas Tree
Christmas Balcony

Thank you for organising an excellent and truly memorable day for us. We all really enjoyed it, especially the initial interactive by the Education Team. Our thanks to them and the guide on the Museum Tour! Our US Colleague remarked that they have nothing like the Mary Rose! We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch later in the day. Thank you again. 

James Mant, DSTL, Away Day Package, January 2017

Booking/further information

To find out more, organise a viewing or make a booking, just fill out the form below, or call us on +44 (0)23 9281 2931

We'll be there for you

Our dedicated Events Team will be on hand from the moment you book until the last guests leave. We are delighted to help, advise and ensure your day goes smoothly.

Please contact the events team for further information or to arrange a viewing.



Here at The Mary Rose, we are proud of the relationships we have established with our approved caterers and we are delighted to recommend them to you for your special day.

We currently work with a single approved caterer, who would be happy to discuss your event with you: