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Portsmouth’s Mary Rose and Coronavirus

Given the importance of both controlling the spread of the virus and relieving the burden on the NHS, the Mary Rose Museum will close to the public for the foreseeable future as of 17.00 on Tuesday 17th March.

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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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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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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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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 - 28 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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