Things to See at The Mary Rose | The Mary Rose
Things to see at The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose is so much more than just a ship!

Here are just some of the amazing things to see and do at The Mary Rose!

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The Battle of the Solent
Our virtual Cowdray Engraving shows you the momentous events of 19 July 1545.

Discover the little-known tale of how the Mary Rose stood against one of the largest enemy fleets in English naval history, right on her own doorstep.

Explore the Mary Rose
Wander the decks of the Mary Rose as you walk through our galleries: the real ship on one side, her objects on the other.

See the ship brought to life as the crew go about their work in our amazing audio-visual projections.

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Experience 1545
Re-live the final moments on board Henry VIII’s favourite ship in our new audio-visual experience!

Step back in time to hear from King Henry VIII and the crew of Britain’s most famous shipwreck

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Discover the ship's crew
Maybe life in 1545 wasn't so different from how it is today? Step inside and find out!

The crew of the Mary Rose took many of their personal possessions with them to sea, from bowls and spoons to combs and games.

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Thousands of real Tudor Objects
If it looks too good to be real, it's real!

From weapons to personal objects, from officers' fine dinner services to ordinary sailors' nit combs, all layers of Tudor life are on display at the Mary Rose.

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Explore the main gun deck
Every gun and carriage you see is real, and was used in combat by the Mary Rose.

See how the guns of the Mary Rose were arranged for war on our reconstructed gun deck, a mirror image of the ship showing where they were found.

Meet our soldiers and gunners
Handle a piece of history
Discover what life was like on board by seeing, touching and even smelling real objects recovered from the seabed!

Subject to staff availablilty.

Hand sanitiser is provided, and should be used both before and after handling objects.

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Discover the Many Faces of Tudor England
Discover a whole new view of Henry VIII’s navy with our exciting exhibition

Using the latest scientific and genealogical research to show us who really crewed the Mary Rose, you’ll never look at Tudor England the same way again!

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Experience the Upper Deck
Breathe in the air and feel the atmosphere – life in Tudor England has never been closer!

Enjoy stunning views across the Mary Rose from our Upper Deck gallery.

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Hatch, the ship's dog
Even in 1545 a man's best friend was his dog.

Found outside the carpenters' cabin, Hatch used to catch rats, now he captures the hearts of visitors of all ages.

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Enjoy a guided tour!
A perfect way to explore the museum’s collection led by one of our expert tour guides.

Tours are available for all levels of interest, from Highlights tours to full tours that include the reserve collection!

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Get a photo!
Whether it's a selfie to share with your friends, or just an interesting object, we love seeing your photos!

Share the memories of your visit with us on social media, tagging us @MaryRoseMuseum

(Just remember to turn off your flash!)

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