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Dive the Mary Rose 4D

NEW FOR 2023

A new 4D immersive theatre experience showcasing the untold story of the finding, excavation, and recovery of the Mary Rose

Included in your Mary Rose Museum ticket

Join the Crew of the Mary Rose! 30 Jul - 04 Sep 2022
A Family Trail for all ages this Summer!

Explore the Mary Rose with our exciting museum trail!

Pick up your booklet when you arrive at the museum, and follow the route through the decks of the Mary Rose! Look out for trail chests along the way and complete the activities inside, and pick up your exclusive pop badge...

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Back to the 80s this October Half Term! 22 Oct - 30 Oct 2022
Celebrate 40 years of the raising of the Mary Rose by taking a step back in time to the 1980s!

This October half term discover the pop culture of the 1980s with our retro-themed area, containing a video game arcade featuring 80s classics such as Pac-Man, AsteroidsGauntlet, Galaga and more, courtesy of Game Over, as well as music and photo opportunities from that era!

Included with a valid Mary...

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The Tudor Ladies and the Twelve Days of Christmas 28 Dec - 30 Dec 2022
How was Christmas celebrated in the 16th century?


Discover the Festive Period at the time of Henry VIII as we welcome back the Tudor Ladies for an entertaining hour-long show where they demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated in Tudor households.

There’ll be singing, dancing and even a chance to join in - it’s fun for all...

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Meet the Tudor Wise Woman 27 May - 27 May 2023
Curing the sick with herbs and flowers

Our Tudor Wise Woman will be visiting the Museum on Saturday 27th and Saturday 3rd June. Discover what her life was like in Tudor times and how she used her knowledge of herbs and flowers to help cure the sick.

Find her travelling through the museum galleries, entertaining crowds with...

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Tudor Apothecary Craft: Pomander Making 29 May - 02 Jun 2023
Have bags of fragrant fun this May Half Term!

Being on the Mary Rose would have been a very smelly experience. Pomanders were used as a Tudor air freshener. Filled with petals and spices, they would hide the smell of stinky sailors!

Join us in our Learning Centre and make your own!

*Activities free for all valid Mary Rose...

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Hands On History: Beeswax Candle Making 22 Jul - 29 Jul 2023
22nd - 29th July 2023

Let's illuminate history with this fun and engaging craft activity! 

The Tudors couldn't simply switch a light on to see where they were going and they had no electricity! Candles would light there way. 

Learn how the Tudors made their candles and have a go at making one...

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Guided Tours

Enhance your visit with a guided tour, we have options for every level of interest!

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Ultimate Ship Hall Experiences

Join us for a VIP, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

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Venue Hire at The Mary Rose

Set in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose museum is an unique venue that will make any occasion unforgettable.

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