Shipwreck Explorers - Savvy Shipwrights! | The Mary Rose

Shipwreck Explorers - Savvy Shipwrights!

20 Jul - 01 Aug 2019

10:00 - 16:30

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 a number of years to complete. The shipwrights will be answering questions about building Henry’s ‘army by sea’ and keeping the Mary Rose shipshape during battle.

Savvy Shipwrights - Make your own Tudor Ship!

Make your own Tudor Warship!

All you need is:

  • Thin card that can be used in a desktop printer
  • straws/coffee stirrers
  • paper (to make sails)
  • The downloadable template (see right)
Download and make!
Daily Events during Savvy Shipwrights

Presentations by the shipwrights - 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Activities running throughout the day, see the board when you arrive at the museum for more details.