Talk and Tour: The Guns of the Mary Rose | The Mary Rose

Talk and Tour: The Guns of the Mary Rose

14 Oct - 14 Oct 2023

13:00 - 16:30

  • per person: £30.00

Saturday 14th October 2023

Join us for a memorable museum experience, which goes beyond the average visit, taking guests on a journey through many wonderful and fearsome guns found aboard the Mary Rose, Tudor weaponry, and our one-of-a-kind collection of Tudor artefacts. 

This experience combines a behind the scenes tour, led by our expert guides, throughout the museum galleries; allowing guests to delve deeper into our extraordinary collection; a live and interactive gun drill using a full-scale replica Tudor gun; followed by a private talk, exclusive to guests as part of this experience, which will uncover the many fascinating facts about the guns found aboard the ship. 

Learn about the crewmen who operated the many guns aboard, the officers in charge, the guns themselves, their use and design. From handheld muskets, gun shields and hail shot to huge bronze and iron guns; explore the range and shear force of the guns onboard, where they were positioned, where we found them and more. 

What to expect:

  • Behind the scenes tour led by costumed expert guide
  • Tour includes all three decks of the museum and access to view our Reserve Collection not normally on display to the public
  • Witness and participate in a live gun drill, using our full-scale replica gun and equipment – learn what it took to fire a Tudor gun and have a go yourself 
  • A break with refreshments (tea, coffee, water), served in one of our private ‘off the visitor route’ spaces
  • 40-minute interactive talk: The Guns of The Mary Rose
  • Access to our exterior viewing balcony
  • Plenty of time for questions and answers with your guide

This experience is perfect for history lovers and those wanting to experience something a little more than the average museum visit. 

Capacity for this experience is limited at 20 places, book now to avoid disappointment. 

Please note: the cost of this experience does not include a Mary Rose ticket; the cost of the experience covers entry to The Mary Rose Museum for the day and time of the experience only.