Our busy Learning Department provides learning opportunities for all ages and abilities in the purpose-built Stavros Niarchos Foundation Learning Centre classroom and laboratory. School visits, CPD for teachers, family learning and more!
The Mary Rose Museum houses the wreck of King Henry VIII’s flagship alongside thousands of original Tudor objects reflecting all levels of Tudor life.
This teacher-led visit allows schools to explore the museum and discover the story of the Mary Rose. Compare life for officers and crew on the ship by focusing on key individuals such as the Archer and Surgeon. Pioneering science and technology is at the heart of the Mary Rose story from her design, the diving and excavation to the latest DNA research into the crew.
New for 2021 – ‘1545: When their world ended’ immersive experience
Make more of your visit with fast tracked entry to the Mary Rose Museum through our private school entrance. Pupils will get an exclusive introduction to the Mary Rose Museum from our dedicated team with an opportunity to ask questions. Glimpse behind the scenes at our reserve collection of artefacts not on show to the public. Take part in a class challenge to be completed during the visit. The museum team will help teachers orientate themselves ready to lead the class around the museum confidently.
Teachers and adult helpers FREE
Discover life above and below decks on King Henry VIII’s favourite warship.
Handle a wide range of replica artefacts to investigate how differently the officers and crew lived, worked and played at sea.
Dressing up for all with our replica Tudor clothing – bring the camera for a brilliant photo opportunity for the whole class!
Work with real and replica artefacts to investigate Tudor materials and their properties.
Were they fit for purpose?
How do they compare with modern materials?
Use digital microscopes to compare sample materials and see them in high definition!
Dispel some of those myths about Tudor life using evidence from the Mary Rose skeletons. A series of hands-on activities is designed to answer the question: Are we fitter and healthier than our Tudor ancestors? Pupils will discover the impact of work, diet and exercise on the crew and the officers.
Meet a member of the Museum Management Team.
Suitable for students studying:
Everything you need to know when planning your visit to the Mary Rose
Get your students some pre-knowledge of the Mary Rose with these downloadable pupil's guides
We require confirmed numbers together with full payment for your booking 21 days prior to your visit to the Mary Rose. Please note, if you have booked workshops, we require 21 days’ notice of cancellation. Cancellation within 21 days will incur charges.