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What's on at The Mary Rose

Shipwreck Explorers 24 May - 02 Jun 2019
Follow the clues and uncover the mysteries that lay beneath the waves for 437 years!

Head down to The Mary Rose and become a Shipwreck Explorer! Discover the secrets of the Mary Rose and her crew with our exciting trail through the decks of Henry VIII’s magnificent flagship in the heart of historic Portsmouth! Who were the crew? What was life like in Tudor England?...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 26 May - 26 May 2019
26th May 2019

The environment within the Mary Rose is designed to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts within the gallery showcases. However, we understand that visitors with a visual impairment or those with other medical and physical conditions, such as autism or...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 21 Jun - 21 Jun 2019
21st June 2019

The environment within the Mary Rose is designed to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts within the gallery showcases. However, we understand that visitors with a visual impairment or those with other medical and physical conditions, such as autism or...

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Anniversary of the Sinking of the Mary Rose 19 Jul - 19 Jul 2019
Why did Henry's ship sink?

Why did the Mary Rose sink at the Battle of the Solent? Hear the intriguing theories then decide for yourself!

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Tudor Shipwright - Festival of Archaeology 2019 20 Jul - 28 Jul 2019
How were ships like the Mary Rose built?

Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2019

Discover the ancient skills of shipwrighting as a team of experts use replica tools recovered from the Mary Rose to demonstrate hewing, hacking and cleaving by building a replica Jolywat, a type of 16th century ship’s boat that will take...

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Meet the Tudor Masterchef 02 Aug - 11 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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