Mary Rose launches new drinks reception packages for businesses amid campaign for international status

Businesses can book an exclusive drinks reception and private tour of the Mary Rose Museum as part of a new offering that aims to bring the Tudor story to life.

The offer comes as part of a wider campaign by the museum to become an international attraction to rival Stonehenge and promote the Mary Rose’s unique Tudor story, The “Henry VIII – 500 years. A heartbeat away” campaign emphasises the emotional connection for visitors and aims to provide an immersive journey into all aspects of Tudor life.

Becky Ashton, Events Manager at the Mary Rose, said: “We’re very excited to be launching a new package of combined drinks receptions and private tours for companies. It ties in with our ‘heartbeat away’ campaign because, ultimately, we want coming to the Mary Rose to be much more than just a ‘visit’. This is a fully immersive and evocative experience that will take guests on a journey into the Tudor era – not just into the life of Henry VIII but also ordinary people.

“With summer around the corner and our stunning Bridge Balcony overlooking the waterfront, now is the perfect time for companies to make the most of our venue spaces and give their guests a day they will never forget.”

The private tours can cater for between 12 and 45 guests and include canapes upon request.

With expert guides, guests will be able to gaze at uninterrupted views of the restored timbers of Henry’s VIII’s flagship, as well as learn more about Tudor life through live demonstrations and talks about the many artefacts that were recovered from the warship.

Part of the tour includes a multimedia show, which brings the Mary Rose’s history vividly to life through sound and images projected directly on to the ship.

For further details see, call +44 (0) 23 9281 2931 or email

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