Step back in time at the Mary Rose this summer!
See England's most infamous monarch!
Meet legendary Tudor king, Henry VIII, at the Mary Rose Museum this summer.
The king could be sauntering through the historic dockyard, checking up on his beloved ship the Mary Rose inside the museum or joining in with the summer activities.
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A Tudor Gun Crew had to be fast, strong and accurate on board the Mary Rose, especially when firing at the enemy! Are you up for the challenge this summer?
Join us and our replica Tudor gun to see if you've got what it takes.
Having a well fed crew is important to keep everyone fit for fighting, that's why the crew of the Mary Rose were well fed!.
Find out what the crew would have eaten, make your own model of a tankard and discover exactly how much beer they drank every day!
Ever wondered what the Mary Rose crew did for fun?
Join us at the Mary Rose Museum this summer to try your hand at some of their favourite games, including Nine Men's Morris and Backgammon, both discovered on board the ship!
This activity is free with a valid Portsmouth Historic...
It's all fun and games at the Mary Rose Museum with our Jester Devilstick Peat!
A magician, juggler and all around entertainer, the Jester had to keep Henry VIII happy…or else!
Come and see him perform this summer and maybe learn a trick or two.
This activity is free...
Only rich officers on board the Mary Rose could read and write. Join us this summer for our colourful calligraphy activity and make your own bookmark.
You will be the envy of your crew!
This activity is free with a valid Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket.
There's always plenty for families to enjoy at The Mary Rose.
Some events may need to be curtailed to ensure that we adhere to the very best of health and wellbeing routines during your visit, due to COVID-19
The Mary Rose Museum is one of over 200 attractions around the UK that Blue Peter badge holders can get into for free.
To gain free entry, each child (under 16s only) must have a badge and valid badge card and free entry is only available when a full paying Ultimate Explorer ticket is purchased (adult or concession). Not available online or with any other discount or special offer. Excludes special ticketed events. Blue Peter Badge must be produced at time of purchase. Tickets must be purchased from the Visitor Centre, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard only. Please note walk up tickets are more expensive than tickets purchased online
Find out more on the Blue Peter website.
Our Manifesto is a set of simple guidelines for museums created with children, young people and families. It sets out what they feel makes a museum a great place to visit.