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Families at The Mary Rose

Planning on bringing your crew to meet ours?

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The Mary Rose is the ideal fun family day out in Portsmouth this summer!

Discover life in 1545 with real Tudor objects recovered from the Henry VIII's flagship. From handling tables and interactive displays to our amazing light show, not to mention our great activities, there's something for children of all ages at The Mary Rose.

The Mary Rose isn't just an ship, it's a time capsule, preserving life in Tudor England. 500 years is just a heartbeat away from a great family day out.

Kids Go Free this Summer!

This summer we're giving kids free entry to The Mary Rose, home of the pride of Henry VIII's fleet and many of the thousands of objects recovered alongside her from the seabed!

 

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Get Totally Tudor at The Mary Rose this summer!

The Mary Rose - Totally tudor Activities

Get closer to life in Henry VIII's England with our Totally Tudor events and activities. See how ships like the Mary Rose were built, how the crew ate, worked and fought, and maybe even take home some authentic Tudor crafts!

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Tudor England - Brick by Brick!

21st July - 2nd September 2018

This summer, help us to create a LEGO® brick recreation of Portsmouth as it was in July 1545!

You can even build and take home one of two models!

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Number 1 of 128 things to do in Portsmouth on TripAdvisor

Family fun all year round!

There's always plenty for families to enjoy at The Mary Rose.

See the Mary Rose come to life!

Experience life on board the Mary Rose through our amazing light show, showing both war and peace on board a Tudor warship!

Dare you visit the surgeon's table?

The Mary Rose carried a surgeon to deal with all the injuries the crew faced. Get closer to his tools, and discover how they were used - not for the faint-hearted!

Reckon you have the strength to pull a Tudor longbow?

Henry VIII's archers had to shoot 12 arrows in a minute - could you manage that?

Can you Foil the French?

There are plenty of interactive touchscreen games at The Mary Rose, allowing you to feed the crew, fight the French and even listen to musical instruments only found on the ship!

Meet Hatch!

Of the 500 men who served on the Mary Rose, the most popular member of her crew is Hatch, the ship's dog who was found outside the carpenter's cabin.

Make sure you say hello when you see him!

 

Dress like a Tudor!

Our dressing up area is popular with all ages, so why not see how you'd look sat on the throne?

 

Information for Grown-Ups

 

Please be aware that for the safety of our visitors we have a 100% bag search policy. All bags, buggies and mobility scooters must be kept with you at all times.

The lighting within The Mary Rose is kept low to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts within the gallery showcases.

The historic dockyard site and the museum itself are fully accessible to buggies and pushchairs, and the museum has baby changing facilities. Lifts are available to move along the visitor route.

The Mary Rose café offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks, as well as freshly made food. The café has highchairs available and staff will be happy to warm bottles for baby feeding. Nursing is permitted throughout the museum.

If you have any further questions about visiting The Mary Rose please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Maps and trails
We have a number of useful maps, trails and other downloads that can help enhance your visit to the Mary Rose.
Maps and Trails

+44 (0) 23 9281 2931

The Mary Rose
Main Road
Portsmouth
PO1 3PY