Mary Rose Group Packages and Itineraries | The Mary Rose
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
Group rate - £5 per person*

*on top of standard visit ticket


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.

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Group Welcome Talk
£25 per group

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.

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TALK - Henry VIII and the Mary Rose.
£75 per 1 hr session

(up to 25 people)

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.

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TALK - Lost and Found: The archaeology of the Mary Rose
£75 per 1 hr session

(up to 25 people)

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.

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TALK - What sank the Mary Rose?
£75 per 1 hr session

(up to 25 people)

Explore the on-going mystery of the sinking of 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.

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Group Itineraries

Make more of your visit to Portsmouth!

The Mary Rose & Harbour Tour
3 hrs

Enjoy a 45-minute Harbour Tour learning about Portsmouth’s rich maritime history, and see many ships and landmarks from the sea. 

Suitable for all groups and great in spring!

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The Mary Rose & Gunwharf Quays
3-5 hrs

Enjoy two of Portsmouth’s highlights in one trip!

Treat yourself to some waterfront premium outlet shopping, or maybe something to eat or drink. 

Great for coach parties, all ages, shopping and food and drink.

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The Mary Rose & Southsea Castle
3.5 hrs

Built in 1544 by King Henry VIII, stand where Henry is said to have watched his beloved Mary Rose sink.

Look out to the Solent and see the famous forts and the ships and yachts sailing. Enjoy refreshments at the Courtyard Café.

Great in the summer to feel some much needed sea breeze!

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The Mary Rose & The D-Day Story
4 hrs

Visit the newly refurbished D-Day Story, which tells the story of the Normandy Landings all through the people involved. Great for coach parties – coach parking at both attractions and suitable in all weather.

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Looking at the Mary Rose from the Main Deck
Want to create your own itinerary?
Speak to our Groups & Trade Coordinator Kayleigh, and she can help you come up with your perfect day out in Portsmouth.