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Monarchy Monday 25 Jul - 25 Jul 2022
Meet Henry VIII!

See England's most infamous monarch!

Meet legendary Tudor king, Henry VIII, at the Mary Rose Museum this summer.

King Henry VIII could be sauntering through the historic dockyard, checking up on his beloved ship the Mary Rose inside the museum or joining in with the summer activities.

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Tudor Gun Drills - July 26 Jul - 28 Jul 2022
Hit the target this summer!

A Tudor Gun Crew had to be fast, strong and accurate on board the Mary Rose, especially when firing at the enemy! Are you up for the challenge this summer?

Join us and our replica Tudor gun to see if you've got what it takes!

Gun Drill Dates;

  • Tuesday...
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Amazing Archaeology 26 Jul - 29 Jul 2022
Investigate our mystery objects and explore life on board in 1545.

When the Mary Rose was discovered archaeologists found all kinds of interesting objects, some of which are similar to ones we use today! Can you identify the replica objects, and work out how a Tudor sailor would have used them? 

PLUS you can make your own Mary Rose model...

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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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Monarchy Monday 01 Aug - 01 Aug 2022
Meet Henry VIII!

See England's most infamous monarch!

Meet legendary Tudor king, Henry VIII, at the Mary Rose Museum this summer.

King Henry VIII could be sauntering through the historic dockyard, checking up on his beloved ship the Mary Rose inside the museum or joining in with the summer activities.

You don't want...

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Tudor Gun Drills - August 02 Aug - 31 Aug 2022
Hit the target this summer!

A Tudor Gun Crew had to be fast, strong and accurate on board the Mary Rose, especially when firing at the enemy! Are you up for the challenge this summer?

Join us and our replica Tudor gun to see if you've got what it takes.

Gun Drill Dates;

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Colourful Calligraphy 02 Aug - 05 Aug 2022
Get creative with a Tudor-style Quill and Ink!

Only rich officers on board the Mary Rose could read and write. Join us this summer for our colourful calligraphy activity and make your own bookmark.

You will be the envy of your crew!

This activity is free with a valid Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket.

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Monarchy Monday 08 Aug - 08 Aug 2022
Meet Henry VIII!

See England's most infamous monarch!

Meet legendary Tudor king, Henry VIII, at the Mary Rose Museum this summer.

King Henry VIII could be sauntering through the historic dockyard, checking up on his beloved ship the Mary Rose inside the museum or joining in with the summer activities.

You don't want...

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Tasty Tudors 09 Aug - 12 Aug 2022
What did they eat on the Mary Rose?

Having a well fed crew is important to keep everyone fit for fighting, that's why the crew of the Mary Rose were well fed!.

Find out what the crew would have eaten, make your own model of a tankard and discover exactly how much beer they drank every day!

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Regular Events

Events that run regularly throughout the year

Afternoon Tea for Two Experience at the Mary Rose
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

 

Enjoy a unique experience at the Mary Rose museum this summer with an afternoon treat with amazing views from our VIP balcony overlooking HMS Victory and Portsmouth Harbour - you may even catch a glimpse of one of the famous aircraft carriers if they are in port. 

Your afternoon will begin with a delicious high afternoon tea on the balcony, followed by a guided tour. Discover the largest collection of Tudor objects anywhere in the world, and marvel at Henry VIII’s pride and joy, his beloved Mary Rose.  She lay under the Portsmouth Sea for 437 years before being raised, treated, and conserved into the awe-inspiring piece of Portsmouth history you see today. 

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Exhibitions at the Mary Rose

Currently featured at the Mary Rose museum

1545 - When their world ended

A new experience for 2021

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The Many Faces of Tudor England

Closes 5th June 2022 - Don't miss out!

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