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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!

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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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