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Chilli Sauce tasting at The Mary Rose 15 Aug - 16 Aug 2022
A Summer holiday event for adults

Come and join us at The Mary Rose Museum for a tasting of Chilli Sauces from Spice Island.

Free with any valid admission ticket.

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Totally Tudor Games 16 Aug - 18 Aug 2022
Fun and Games 16th Century Style!

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...

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Meet the Jester 17 Aug - 19 Aug 2022
Japes with Devilstick Peat!

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...

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Meet Alison Gardiner 23 Aug - 23 Aug 2022
Designer of the Mary Rose 40th Anniversary Mug

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...

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Colourful Calligraphy 23 Aug - 26 Aug 2022
Get creative with a Tudor-style Quill and Ink!

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.

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Relaxed Opening Morning 28 Aug - 28 Aug 2022
Sunday 28th August 2022

Every month we hold Relaxed Opening or Lights Up mornings, where from 10am-12 noon the lights in the museum will be at a higher level, and sound effects will be turned down. As always our wonderful team of volunteers and staff will be on hand to guide you through the...

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Awesome Archery 29 Aug - 31 Aug 2022
Hit the target this summer

Being an archer on the Mary Rose required a lot of practice and strength. Tudors would learn archery from the age of 7!

Come to the Mary Rose museum this summer and test your skills at our 'Have A Go' archery event!


This activity is free with a...

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Behind the Scenes of the Mary Rose Collection 15 Sep - 18 Sep 2072
Heritage Open Days 2022

For this year’s Heritage Open Days, the Mary Rose Trust is excited to offer behind the scenes tours of the Museum’s Reserve Collection.  As part of this tour, you will have the opportunity to get up close to and see some of the incredible artefacts and material not currently on...

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Regular Events

Events that run regularly throughout the year

Afternoon Tea for Two Experience at the Mary Rose
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays


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. 

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Exhibitions at the Mary Rose

Currently featured at the Mary Rose museum

1545 - When their world ended

A new experience for 2021

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