Tudor Shipwright - Festival of Archaeology 2019

20 Jul - 28 Jul 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.