A Sailor’s Story: Life on board the Mary Rose | The Mary Rose

A Sailor’s Story: Life on board the Mary Rose

11 Feb - 19 Feb 2023

10:00 - 17:00

This February Half Term explore the Mary Rose Museum and discover the hidden stories and fascinating facts about life on board the world’s only surviving Tudor warship.

Who were the crew members aboard? What was life like? Who was in charge and what on earth is a bosuns whistle? Did they enjoy ale or wine? What’s a ship’s biscuit and what did they wear?

Pick up a copy of our family trail and follow the museum route to uncover these fascinating facts. Pick up a FREE collectable pop-badge at the end of your visit once the trail is complete.

Ever wondered what a Tudor sailor wore? Meet costumed guides around the museum.

Have you ever wanted to know what Tudor rope smelt like or what it felt like to draw a Tudor bow? Handle real and replica artefacts on our gallery handling tables and find out for yourself.

Learn to write like a Tudor and create your own sailor’s story with our calligraphy crafts sessions! Use a quill pen and ink to write your Tudor Sailor’s story. 

Free with a valid Mary Rose ticket (Including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ultimate Explorer!)

Please note: 

Calligraphy crafts are running Mon 13th Feb – Fri 17th Feb 11am – 2pm ONLY  
Our family trail is complimentary; however we do ask for a small donation of £1 which goes towards the continued preservation of the museum and collection.