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Events Relaxed opening mornings
Dive the Mary Rose 4D

NEW FOR 2023

A new 4D immersive theatre experience showcasing the untold story of the finding, excavation, and recovery of the Mary Rose

Included in a Mary Rose Ticket

Mary Rose Gala Fundraising Ball

Saturday 15th June 2024,

Portsmouth Guildhall

Join us for a very special evening of glitz and glamour, including a 3-course dinner, live music, charity auction and much more.

Talk and Tour Experience: Tudor Archery and How To Make A Tudor Arrow 09 Dec - 09 Dec 2023
Saturday 9th December 2023

Join us for this unique and unforgettable experience which explores archery in Tudor times.

Discover how a Tudor arrow was made step by step, explore the museum with a behind the scenes tour of our collection. Enjoy refreshments in our wardroom and access to our exterior VIP balcony. 


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Tudor Christmas Trail 16 Dec - 02 Jan 2024
Saturday 16th December 2023 - Tuesday 2nd January 2024

What is a yule log?

Who is the Lord of Misrule?

Who ate golden boars’ heads and what on earth is wassailing?

Uncover the many wonderfully festive, and sometimes peculiar traditions that the Tudors celebrated the festive season with in our Tudor Christmas Trail!

This free trail is available throughout...

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Christmas Candle Making 16 Dec - 20 Dec 2023
Saturday 16th, Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 20th December 2023

Take part in Christmas Candle Making with our Hands on History craft sessions. 

Create your very own Tudor inspired candle from beeswax, take it home and enjoy the cosy candlelight, and warming scent of honey.

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

Please note: For...

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Relaxed Opening Morning 31 Dec - 31 Dec 2023
Sunday 31st December 2023

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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Volunteer Open Morning 20 Jan - 20 Jan 2024
Would you like to join our Mary Rose crew?

Do you enjoy meeting people and learning new skills?

Do you have a passion for History and want to share your knowledge with others?

Want to gain experience in museum collections?

Then join us for tea and biscuits on Saturday 20th January to meet our team and find out more...

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Guided Tours

Enhance your visit with a guided tour, we have options for every level of interest!

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Ultimate Ship Hall Experiences

Join us for a VIP, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get closer to the Mary Rose than ever before!

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Venue Hire at The Mary Rose

Set in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose museum is an unique venue that will make any occasion unforgettable.

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