Hands On History: Beeswax Candle Making | The Mary Rose

Hands On History: Beeswax Candle Making

22 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

11:00 - 15:00

  • Per child, per candle: £1.00

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 for yourself! Candles could be made from stinky tallow or from the more expensive beeswax. We even found the stub of a candle still in it's holder on board The Mary Rose!

Create a wonderfully beeswax candle to take home. 

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

Please note: no candles to be lit inside the museum or on site of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Image for illustrative purposes only.