See England's most infamous monarch!
Meet legendary Tudor king, Henry VIII, at the Mary Rose Museum this summer.
The king 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 to...
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.
Come and join the Portsmouth Distillery at The Mary Rose Museum for a tasting of two pieces of history. Tudor Gin, based on botanicals that we know would have been on board when she sank in 1545, and Forum Garden Rum, which makes history as the world's first botanical Rum....
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!
Come and join us at The Mary Rose Museum for a tasting of Chilli Sauces from Spice Island.
Free with any valid admission ticket.
Ever wondered what the Mary Rose crew did for fun?
Join us at the Mary Rose Museum this summer to try your hand at some of their favourite games, including Nine Men's Morris and Backgammon, both discovered on board the ship!
This activity is free with a valid Portsmouth Historic...
It's all fun and games at the Mary Rose Museum with our Jester Devilstick Peat!
A magician, juggler and all around entertainer, the Jester had to keep Henry VIII happy…or else!
Come and see him perform this summer and maybe learn a trick or two.
This activity is free...
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose, the Mary Rose shop has commissioned an exclusive bone china mug from local artist Alison Gardiner.
Alison Gardiner will be at the Mary Rose museum shop on 23rd August, so why not come and pick up this amazing...
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.
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.