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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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Discover The Mary Rose and HMS Queen Elizabeth 18 Feb - 24 Feb 2019
Tours of the Mary Rose, and an exclusive view of HMS Queen Elizabeth!

This Half Term get a guided Tour of the Mary Rose with our exclusive headset tours, available to book when you arrive, which take you through the museum and show you some of the treasures recovered alongside Henry VIII's flagship.

Then, after experiencing the first naval ship to be built...

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Putting Primary Science Centre Stage 28 Feb - 28 Feb 2019
One Day CPD event at the Mary Rose, Portsmouth

A CPD event hosted by the Mary Rose Learning Team, in partnership with the Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, University of Southampton. A chance to gain new ideas and explore best practice in science teaching and learning.

For primary teachers, senior management and science subject leaders

  • Keynote by Prof...
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The Many Faces of Tudor England 18 Mar - 31 Dec 2019
Tudor England - As you never expected it!

Just who were the men of the Mary Rose?

Discover a whole new view of Henry VIII’s navy with our exciting exhibition, using the latest scientific and genealogical research to show us who the men of the Mary Rose really were. 

You’ll never look at Tudor England the same...

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Mother's Day at the Mary Rose 30 Mar - 31 Mar 2019
Make a treat for your mum this Mother's Day

Henry VIII loved his mum, so visitors this Mother’s Day can create their own cards inspired by the collection and even make perfumed scent bags as a gift for mum, and the king himself will be around to talk about his mother, Elizabeth of York!

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Totally Tudor - Meet the Crew 06 Apr - 22 Apr 2019
Discover the story of crew of Henry VIII's flagship from the man himself!

This Easter come to The Mary Rose and meet Henry VIII and members of his crew – the surgeon will tell gruesome tales of amputations and sickness at sea, the carpenter will show how he kept the Mary Rose ship-shape, and discover what the men ate with the ship’s cook.

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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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Shipwreck Explorers - Savvy Shipwrights! 20 Jul - 01 Aug 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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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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Shipwreck Explorers - Gruesome Gunners! 17 Aug - 04 Sep 2019
Fighting at sea on The Mary Rose

Explore the 'men of war' on the Mary Rose. The ship fought many wars during her lifetime, and her crew were all highly trained: you will be too after taking part in our exciting activities!

Take part in a gun drill, hit the target with have-a-go archery and discover if...

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Mary Rose VIP Experience with Rib Ride 24 Aug - 24 Aug 2019
Join us on Saturday 24th August for the Ultimate VIP Experience at the Mary Rose! 

Guests can join us for an exclusive day of talks, tours and experiences. Your VIP experience includes the following:

  • A years pass to the Mary Rose Museum
  • A private headset tour of the museum with an expert guide, including access to behind the scenes secondary collection
  • A private audience...
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Behind the scenes of the Mary Rose Collection - Heritage Open Days 2019 13 Sep - 16 Sep 2019
Explore behind the scenes at The Mary Rose!

SOLD OUT!

As part of the 2019 Heritage Open Days, the Mary Rose Trust is excited to be able to offer behind the scenes tours of the Reserve Collection at the Mary Rose Museum. As part of this tour, you will have the opportunity to see...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 25 Oct - 25 Oct 2019
25th October 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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Shipwreck Explorers - Rotten Rats 26 Oct - 03 Nov 2019
October Half Term at The Mary Rose Museum

Join in this October Half Term at The Mary Rose Museum, where kids can become Shipwreck Explorers!

Pick up your Shipwrecks Map at the start of your visit, and explore the Museum galleries to find hidden treasure chests. In each chest young explorers can discover fascinating and sometimes rather rotten...

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Shipwreck Explorers 04 Nov - 30 Nov 2019
Uncover a treasure trove of Tudor artefacts from the seabed, get hands on and discover how this amazing shipwreck was found, excavated and salvaged!

When the Mary Rose was excavated by archaeologists on the sea bed it contained many chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts. Now you can recreate this excitement as you discover chests throughout the museum galleries and piece together the clues to solve the mysteries of this famous shipwreck.

Smell real...

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Mary Rose Platinum Ship Hall VIP Experience 08 Nov - 08 Nov 2019
Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

An exclusive, behind the scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship, our Platinum Ship Hall VIP Experience gets you up close and personal with history, smell the timbers, experience incredible-up close views and learn directly from our team of conservation experts.

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Mary Rose Paint Party 16 Nov - 16 Nov 2019
Join us for a unique and creative experience at The Mary Rose

Combine history and art and explore our world class galleries and collection with a guided tour and enjoy a Paint Party, during which you will create your very own Mary Rose inspired masterpiece!

You will be welcomed to the museum by one of our expert guides, and taken through the...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 24 Nov - 24 Nov 2019
24th November 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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The Victorian Christmas Festival 29 Nov - 01 Dec 2019
Please be aware Mary Rose tickets are not valid for this event

For three days, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be taken over by The Victorian Christmas Festival!

Meet Victorian street performers and Father Christmas, shop for gifts with the Christmas market and enjoy the funfair!

During the three day event, Mary Rose tickets are not valid for entry to the festival, historic...

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The Mary Rose Royal Christmas Experience 14 Dec - 14 Dec 2019
Celebrate the festive season with a one of a kind, exclusive Christmas experience at The Mary Rose Museum

Explore the museum with a guided tour with an expert guide, discover behind the scenes areas not accessible to everyday visitors. Learn about the fateful day when the Mary Rose sank, with a talk by one of our museum team.

Join King Henry VIII at his Christmas court, held just...

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Shipwreck Explorers 19 Dec - 05 Jan 2020
Uncover a treasure trove of Tudor artefacts from the seabed, get hands on and discover how this amazing shipwreck was found, excavated and salvaged!

When the Mary Rose was excavated by archaeologists on the sea bed it contained many chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts. Now you can recreate this excitement as you discover chests throughout the museum galleries and piece together the clues to solve the mysteries of this famous shipwreck.

Smell real...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 20 Dec - 20 Dec 2019
20th December 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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King Henry’s Christmas Court 21 Dec - 23 Dec 2019
Merriment, Magic, Music… Make Christmas Memories at The Mary Rose!

Full Court: Saturday 21st December

It is the Christmas of 1544 King Henry VIII and Queen Katheryn Parr invite you to experience Christmas traditions from the Royal Tudor Court! There will be dancing, merrymaking, magic, music and an audience with the King. Throughout the museum you will meet characters from...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 26 Jan - 26 Jan 2020
26th January 2020

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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Shipwreck Explorers - Royal Romance 14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020
Discover Love in Tudor Times this February!

This February half term, discover the Mary Rose with our Shipwreck Explorers trail, find our hidden treasure chests and learn fascinating facts about the collection, complete a trail and receive a limited edition Tudor Rose pop-badge NEW for February Half term.

Discover how the Tudor’s celebrated Valentine’s Day with our...

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 21 Feb - 21 Feb 2020
21st February 2020

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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Platinum Ship Hall Experience - February 28 Feb - 28 Feb 2020
Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

An exclusive, behind the scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship, our Platinum Ship Hall VIP Experience gets you up close and personal with history, smell the timbers, experience incredible-up close views and learn directly from our team of conservation experts.

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Science Week for Schools at the Mary Rose Museum 06 Mar - 16 Mar 2020
Exclusive Offer Only for Science Week!

Come and visit us for a special science morning with a workshop and a STEM focused Museum tour.   

Book now £4.75 per child! Usually £6.50 per pupil

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Platinum Ship Hall Experience - April 20 Mar - 20 Mar 2020
Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

An exclusive, behind the scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship, our Platinum Ship Hall VIP Experience gets you up close and personal with history, smell the timbers, experience incredible-up close views and learn directly from our team of conservation experts.

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Platinum Ship Hall Experience - March 20 Mar - 20 Mar 2020
Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

An exclusive, behind the scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship, our Platinum Ship Hall VIP Experience gets you up close and personal with history, smell the timbers, experience incredible-up close views and learn directly from our team of conservation experts.

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Relaxed Opening at the Mary Rose 22 Mar - 22 Mar 2020
22nd March 2020

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 24 Apr - 24 Apr 2020
24th April 2020

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 24 May - 24 May 2020
24th May 2020

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 26 Jun - 26 Jun 2020
26th June 2020

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 26 Jul - 26 Jul 2020
26th July 2020

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 Aug - 21 Aug 2020
21st August 2020

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 27 Sep - 27 Sep 2020
27th September 2020

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 23 Oct - 23 Oct 2020
23rd October 2020

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 22 Nov - 22 Nov 2020
22nd November 2020

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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