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Shipwreck Explorers

Prepare for Adventure!

The Mary Rose invites you to experience her miraculous story in a whole new way with the launch of a new interactive trail for families.

Sign up as a ‘Shipwreck Explorer’ when you arrive at the museum and you will be equipped with your map and clues ready for an expedition like no other.

Special Events
Shipwreck Explorers at The Mary Rose

Uncover a treasure trove of Tudor artefacts from the seabed, get hands on and discover how this amazing shipwreck was found, excavated and salvaged!

When the Mary Rose was excavated by archaeologists on the sea bed it contained many chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts. Now you can recreate this excitement as you discover chests throughout the museum galleries and piece together the clues to solve the mysteries of this famous shipwreck.

Smell real Tudor smells, handle real objects recovered from the Mary Rose, listen to the sounds of the past and see the ship brought to life with cutting edge technology.

Learn all about the crew on board and what life was really like on board one of Henry VIII's ships in Tudor England.

Trail In The Sand

Shipwreck Explorers is free with a valid Mary Rose tickets and for those intrepid explorers who complete the trail they will be rewarded with a memento of their success and be able to join the Mary Rose’s new ‘Shipwreck Explorer Club’

The adventure begins on 24th May!


Book your tickets today!
Shipwreck Explorers pop badge
Pick up a Pop Badge!
Complete the Shipwreck Explorers Trail and receive an EXCLUSIVE Pop Badge!

A new pop-badge design will be arriving in August, so make sure you get the current design while you can!

Shipwreck Explorers Events

Extra events to add to the Shipwreck explorers experience!

Happy Birthday Hatch! 13 Jul - 14 Jul 2019
Celebrate our ship's dog's birthday!

On 12th July 1982, divers on the Mary Rose wreck site discovered the remains of a small dog outside the door of the Carpenter’s cabin. That dog would later become known as Hatch, one of the most popular exhibits in the Mary Rose museum!

Come and join us 13th-14th July...

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Shipwreck Explorers - Savvy Shipwrights! 20 Jul - 01 Aug 2019
How were ships like the Mary Rose built?

Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2019

Discover the ancient skills of shipwrighting as a team of experts use replica tools recovered from the Mary Rose to demonstrate hewing, hacking and cleaving by building a replica Jolywat, a type of 16th century ship’s boat that will take...

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Shipwreck Explorers - Tasty Tudors! 02 Aug - 16 Aug 2019
How do you feed 500 men on a 16th century warship?

Ever wondered what Tudor sailors ate? Or how a ship’s cook fed a huge crew on the high seas?

Come to the Mary Rose and meet the Tudor chefs working on a replica kitchen from King Henry VIII’s favourite warship.

Step into a busy naval kitchen and watch the ship’s...

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Shipwreck Explorers - Make at Home!

Unable to make it to a Shipwreck Explorers Event?

Download and make a papercraft model!

Make your own Tudor ship!

All you need is:

  • Thin card that can be used in a desktop printer
  • straws/coffee stirrers
  • paper (to make sails)
  • The downloadable template (see below)