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Portsmouth is the perfect place for a day trip, or a short break.
Experience Portsmouth’s number one attraction the Mary Rose and immerse yourself in Tudor life.

Treat yourself at Gunwharf Quays waterfront premium outlet shopping, or view Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and The Mary Rose from the Emirates Spinnaker Tower!  Speak to our team to see what tailor-made days out we can offer you and your party.

Portsmouth is a key international gateway, situated on England’s south coast

With a motorway into the heart of the city, an international port and cruise terminal, a rail network direct to London in just 90 minutes and international airports close by, access to Portsmouth could not be easier. 

Coach Parking

A coach drop off point is outside Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and coach parking vouchers available in advance for group visits.

Arriving by Train

The Mary Rose is 5 minutes from the Portsmouth Harbour train station

Group Packages:

Why not enhance your group visit and add on one of the following special packages exclusively designed for groups?

Shardlake tours

Bringing C J Sansom’s acclaimed Shardlake historical mystery series to life.

Literary tours at the Mary Rose!
Heartstone tours for groups, bringing C J Sansom’s acclaimed Shardlake historical mystery series to life.

See the wreck of the Mary Rose as featured in the dramatic finale of ‘Heartstone’ and immerse yourself in Tudor history on a special themed guided tour.

"We rowed out to the Mary Rose. It had been night when I boarded her before, but now, in the fading daylight, I could see how beautiful she was, as well as how massive: the powerful body of the hull, the soaring masts almost delicate by contrast; the complex web of rigging where sailors were clambering; the castles painted with stripes and bars and shields in a dozen bright colours. The gun ports were closed, the ropes by which they were opened from the deck above hanging slack. A boat was already drawn up at the side, and what looked like boxes of arrows were being hauled up through gaps in the blinds to the weatherdeck."

Group rate - £5 per person*

*on top of standard visit ticket, subject to availability

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Young adults looking at the Mary Rose
Personal Guided Tours
Enjoy a live tour of the museum by a knowledgeable member of the Mary Rose team.

Your group will be provided with a unique insight into some of the most interesting items in the collection. Tour last 90 minutes, although we can be flexible if time is limited.

Please note that this tour must be booked one week in advance and will be subject to availability. Parties of between 2 and 20 people can take a tour – parties larger than 20 can be split.

Individuals - £10 per person*

Group rate - £5 per person*

*on top of standard visit ticket

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Guided Tours of the Mary Rose
Group Welcome Talk
Don't want a guided tour, but want an overview of the museum before you go round?

Groups meet in the 19th July 1545 Gallery, where they receive a 15 min introduction to the museum and the Mary Rose.

Please note that this must be booked one week in advance and will be subject to availability.

£25 per group

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Adult Workshops
Adult talks & workshops
Why should children have all the fun?

Visit the Mary Rose Museum with your group and upgrade your visit to include one of our special workshops for adults.

1 hour sessions

£75 per session (up to 25 people)

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Adult talks & workshops
King Henry VIII and the Mary Rose.
Discover the relationship between the King and his ship.

One of the first things Henry VIII did as King was order the Mary Rose. She sank two years before his death in 1545. Discover how the life of the Mary Rose and the tumultuous reign of King Henry VIII were intertwined.

£75 per 1 hr session

(up to 25 people)

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Lost and Found: The archaeology of the Mary Rose
Uncover the archaeological story from seabed to showcase.

A huge feat of human endeavour, the Mary Rose project has transformed our understanding of Tudor history, maritime archaeology and conservation science.

Discover the conservation process plus current experimental archaeology projects. Handle real rope and wood from the Mary Rose.

£75 per 1 hr session

(up to 25 people)

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What sank the Mary Rose?
Explore the on-going mystery of the sinking of King Henry VIII’s favourite warship.

Consider the conflicting evidence from contemporary sources and hear about new ideas on the subject then make up your own mind!

Guess the mystery objects to discover the astonishing breadth of the collection from the wreck.

£75 per 1 hr session

(up to 25 people)

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UK Schools and colleges
Planning a class trip to learn more about Tudor life?

Find out more about our range of learning packages for all ages

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Group Bookings

If you would like any tailored talks, tours or packages, please speak to our bookings team by using the form below, or call us and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

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Group ticket prices are for a single day visit to the Mary Rose only. 

Payment Details: Full payment is due no later than 7 days prior to your visit or event date. If you have chosen to be invoiced an invoice will be sent to the email given at the time of booking. If you do not receive an invoice within two weeks of the booking please contact us on If you would like to pay by card, please call +44(0)23 9281 2931 Once the card transaction has successfully been made you will receive an email confirmation. PLEASE NOTE: all prices include VAT where applicable.

Cancellation Policy:

We require confirmed numbers along with full payment for your booking 14 days prior to your visit to the Mary Rose.  Any cancellations within the 14 days will incur charges where applicable.

Further information and our full terms and conditions can be found HERE, please read through these and If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.