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Hatch's History Detectives

Hatch’s History Detectives

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Join Hatch, the ship’s dog as he leads you through the museum on a multi-sensory exploration of the story of the Mary Rose, her crew and the Tudor world.

Pick up a FREE trail sheet at the start of your visit, and Hatch will help guide you through the galleries and encourage your family to explore the sights, sounds and even smells of the Mary Rose!

  • Check out our Tudor chests filled with authentic replicas, including a pomander (used to cover-up stinky smells!) and even a nit comb!
  • Become a Tudor with our dressing- up boxes and take a selfie sitting in our throne!
  • Explore the smells of the Mary Rose with our mystery canisters full of sixteenth century aromas!
  • Have a go at excavating replica Tudor objects – just like a member of the Mary Rose dive team!
  • Explore the world of cooking and food at sea – dare you stick your hand into the Cook’s barrel?
  • Have a go at pulling a replica bow and picking up a pike!

Get Hatch’s seal of approval once you’ve finished the trail with a paw print stamp!


Between 25th May – 3rd June kids can also receive a FREE Hatch sticker – pick this up in the shop when you’ve completed your trail!

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Who was Hatch?

Find out more about the ship’s dog on the Mary Rose

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