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Shipwreck Explorers

Unfortunately - Our Shipwreck Explorers Trail is currently closed for refurbishment.

But prepare for a new 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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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.

Shipwreck Explorers Events

Extra events to add to the Shipwreck explorers experience!

Join the Crew of the Mary Rose! 23 Oct - 31 Dec 2021
A Family Trail for all ages!

Explore the Mary Rose with our exciting new museum trail!

Follow the museum route through the decks of the Mary Rose. Look out for trail chests along the way and complete the activities inside, and pick up your exclusive pop badge when you finish!

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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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Do you have the complete set?

Shipwreck Explorers
Issued June 2019
Hatch the Tudor Dog
Issued July 2019
The Archer Royal
Issued September 2019
Rotten Rats
Issued October Half Term 2019
Henry VIII
Issued Winter 2019
Henry VIII
Issued February 2019