Shipwreck Explorers at The Mary Rose | The Mary Rose
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 an exclusive Pop Badge!

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Shipwreck Explorers Hatch Pop Badge
Pick up a Pop Badge!
Complete the Shipwreck Explorers Trail and receive an EXCLUSIVE Pop Badge!

Our NEW popbadge, featuring our ship's dog Hatch, is now available!

Shipwreck Explorers Events

Extra events to add to the Shipwreck explorers experience!

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 - Gruesome Gunners! 17 Aug - 04 Sep 2019
Fighting at sea on The Mary Rose

Explore the 'men of war' on the Mary Rose. The ship fought many wars during her lifetime, and her crew were all highly trained: you will be too after taking part in our exciting activities!

Take part in a gun drill, hit the target with have-a-go archery and discover if...

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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!