Museum Cannon Day 2019
21st August 1836 was the day that Charles Deane, a diver investigating a mystery shipwreck in the Solent, announced to the world that he had rediscovered Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, based on two guns he had found, an iron Port Piece and a bronze Cannon Royal!
When the Mary Rose was excavated by archaeologists on the seabed, it contained chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts. This can be recreated by visitors who will discover chests throughout the museum galleries and piece together the clues to solve the mysteries of this famous shipwreck. They will sniff...
Mary Rose Announces Wreck Site Rib Ride Experience
“I’m so pleased to offer this fantastic opportunity for guests to experience the Mary Rose in a whole new way, combining the immersive journey through the Mary Rose Museum with an opportunity to visit the exact site she sank in 1545 during the Battle of the Solent. Visitors will...
100 Walks presentation held at The Mary Rose
All Portsmouth Healthy Walks are led by trained volunteer walk leaders who are there to ensure the route is safe and have grown in popularity over the years.
trained volunteer walk leaders who are there to ensure the route is safe and have grown in popularity over the...
Easter aboard the Mary Rose
King Henry VIII himself will be gracing his favourite warship with his presence at various points in the holidays, bestowing guests with royal blessings or condemning them to death, depending on his will and whim. Visitors can join Henry VIII for a Royal Audience and listen to his first-hand...
The Many Faces of Tudor England
Through interactive screens, documentary footage, print material and a reproduction of an intriguing crew member nicknamed Henry - the exhibition helps us answer important questions about the crew. What did they look like? Where were they born and what was their genetic heritage?
But what did we already...
See the science keeping the Mary Rose shipshape!
These changes need to be understood to be able to provide effective conservation treatments allowing these prized artefacts to safely go on display. Some damage is obvious from simply looking at the material but changes that are invisible to the naked eye have also taken place. This...
Mums Go Free this Mother's Day!
Join Henry this Mother’s Day weekend for an unforgettable family day out. Explore his famous warship and the fascinating Tudor artefacts that were unearthed from the depths of the Solent, after more than 400 years in the seabed.
Visitors will have the opportunity to...
Key Parts of the Mary Rose go on display for the first time
The ship’s stem – a crucial structural piece of timber that curves upwards from the keel to define its bow - eluded underwater archaeologists until 2003. Having undergone excavation and conservation since then, the rediscovered stem can now finally be seen in the Weston Ship Hall, at the heart...