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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

Hands on History: Calligraphy Crafts 28 Aug - 02 Sep 2023
28th August - 2nd September 2023

Get hands on with history and write like a Tudor with this engaging and fun family craft activity. 

Did you know we found an inkpot made from cow horn in an area it's believed the officers quarters would have been on board the ship. Literacy was uncommon in the...

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International Day of Play 30 Sep - 30 Sep 2023
Saturday 30th September

As part of International Day of Play, here at The Mary Rose Museum we invite children and grown ups to come along and have some fun and play Tudor style! 

Take part in our Tudor games with our giant Nine Men’s Morris board, ball and cup and quoits games...

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Create a Critter 21 Oct - 28 Oct 2023
Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th October 2023

Learn about the pesky pests, creepy critters and animals that have lived onboard the Mary Rose

Create your own creepy critter! Use googly eyes, fuzzy spots, sparkles and pipe cleaners!

Take a look at one of our pesky pests fact sheets to learn amazing, weird and wonderful facts about the...

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Tudor Christmas Trail 16 Dec - 02 Jan 2024
Saturday 16th December 2023 - Tuesday 2nd January 2024

What is a yule log?

Who is the Lord of Misrule?

Who ate golden boars’ heads and what on earth is wassailing?

Uncover the many wonderfully festive, and sometimes peculiar traditions that the Tudors celebrated the festive season with in our Tudor Christmas Trail!

This free trail is available throughout...

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Christmas Candle Making 16 Dec - 20 Dec 2023
Saturday 16th, Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 20th December 2023

Take part in Christmas Candle Making with our Hands on History craft sessions. 

Create your very own Tudor inspired candle from beeswax, take it home and enjoy the cosy candlelight, and warming scent of honey.

Free activity - with a valid Mary Rose/Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket.

Please note: For...

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Tudors in Love: Calligraphy Crafts 10 Feb - 18 Feb 2024
10th February - 18th February 2024

This February half term get into the Valentine’s spirit with our Calligraphy Crafts! Learn how to write like a Tudor, and make a Valentine's card or Tudor inspired love letter using your new calligraphy skills!

Find out who aboard the Mary Rose would have been able to read and write,...

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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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