Group visits to The Mary Rose | The Mary Rose
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Bring your crew to meet ours!

The Mary Rose museum offers a fantastic experience for groups of all ages.

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Why bring your group to the Mary Rose? 

The Mary Rose is a window into another time, the world of Henry VIII's England and tells the stories of ordinary people who lived, worked and died onboard this mighty vessel.

How your visit helps us

Your visit to the Mary Rose not only provides your group with a fun, informative day out, but also helps to fund the work of the Mary Rose Trust, who work constantly to ensure that the ship and her treasures are protected for future generations, as well as our research which is helping other heritage sites around the world

Basic Group Packages

Discover what there is to see at the Mary Rose and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in our combined brochure.

Download our Groups and Travel Trade Guide 2021-2023




Enhanced Group Packages:

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

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.

Group rate - £5 per person*

*on top of standard visit ticket

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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 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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School Group Photo
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.