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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.

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Please be aware the Shipwreck Explorers will be unavailable for a week from Monday 25th November. It will return on Monday 2nd December.

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!

Intrepid explorers who complete the trail they will be rewarded with an exclusive Pop Badge!

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Complete the Shipwreck Explorers Trail and receive an EXCLUSIVE Pop Badge!

Our NEW popbadge, featuring a Rotten Rat is now available!

Shipwreck Explorers Events

Extra events to add to the Shipwreck explorers experience!

Shipwreck Explorers 03 Dec - 05 Jan 2020
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...

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King Henry’s Christmas Court 21 Dec - 23 Dec 2019
Merriment, Magic, Music… Make Christmas Memories at The Mary Rose!

Full Court: Saturday 21st December

It is the Christmas of 1544 King Henry VIII and Queen Katheryn Parr invite you to experience Christmas traditions from the Royal Tudor Court! There will be dancing, merrymaking, magic, music and an audience with the King. Throughout the museum you will meet characters from...

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Shipwreck Explorers - Royal Romance 14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020
Discover Love in Tudor Times this February!

This February half term, discover the Mary Rose with our Shipwreck Explorers trail, find our hidden treasure chests and learn fascinating facts about the collection, complete a trail and receive a limited edition Tudor Rose pop-badge NEW for February Half term.

Discover how the Tudor’s celebrated Valentine’s Day with our...

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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)
Make your own Tudor Tankard!

All you need is:

  • Thin card that can be used in a desktop printer
  • The downloadable template (see below)

Please note it isn't watertight, so don't try and drink out of it!

Make your own mini gun shield!

A scaled down replica of an unusual Tudor weapon!

All you need is:

  • Thin card that can be used in a desktop printer
  • The downloadable template (see below)
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Shipwreck Explorers
Issued June 2019
Hatch the Tudor Dog
Issued July 2019
The Archer Royal
Issued September 2019
Closed for refurbishment

Shipwreck Explorers is currently being refurbished after a busy Summer/Autumn period, but will return to The Mary Rose on 3rd December 2019!