Events and activities

What's on at The Mary Rose

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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Men of War! 12 Aug - 31 Aug 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!

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