Venue Hire and Events at the Mary Rose | The Mary Rose
Venue Hire at The Mary Rose

Set in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose museum is an unique venue that will make any occasion unforgettable.

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The support, flexibility and attentive nature of yourselves and your staff on the evening itself was second to none. It made for a great evening and left the guests interested in the museum and happy at the great experience.

Joe Hall, University of Portsmouth International Office, Gala Dinner, June 2017

Enhance your event

Why not add a little extra to your event with an exclusive behind-the-scenes  tour, or a talk or tour with one of our expert museum guides.

Get in touch to find out more.

How your event helps us.

Holding your event at the Mary Rose helps to fund the work of the Mary Rose Trust, who work constantly to ensure that the ship and her treasures are protected for future generations, as well as our research which is helping other heritage sites around the world

Events Packages

We have four main events spaces for you and your guests to enjoy.

Private Hire of the museum

Dinner on the Upper Deck

Dine alongside the Mary Rose herself, with uninterrupted views of the ship from our intimate and atmospheric upper deck.

Enjoy complete access to the museum after hours with a welcome drink whilst discovering our unique collection.

Our expert museum guides are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about the collection or ship.

A truly unique dinner you and your guests will never forget.

Hire Times - 18:30 – 23:00

Capacity - 50

Venue Hire - £2,200+ VAT (excludes any catering costs)

Private Hire of the museum

Drinks Reception & Canapes

Have complete access to the museum after hours to yourself. Stroll round the atmospheric galleries after dark whilst enjoying a glass of wine, fizz or a soft drink.

Our expert museum guides are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about the collection or the ship.

The most memorable drink you’ll ever have!

Hire times - 18:30 – 21:00

Capacity - 350

Venue Hire - £2,200 + VAT (excludes any catering costs)

The Wardroom

Surrounded by maritime history, the multi-award winning Mary Rose is no ordinary meeting space.

Our Wardroom suite is an ideal location in which to hold a meeting. Guests can also enjoy access to our Bridge Balcony, which offers wonderful views of the ever-changing dockyard.

Hire times - 09:00 – 17:00

Capacity - 16

Venue Hire - £550 +VAT (excludes any catering costs)



The staff were fantastic during the planning and on the night. The Museum is very well laid out and very clean. The catering was outstanding – the Canapés were to die for and so beautifully presented.

Emma Elderfield, Wilkins Kennedy, Networking & Drinks Reception, June 2017

We'll be there for you

Our dedicated Events Team will be on hand from the moment you book until the last guests leave. We are delighted to help, advise and ensure your day goes smoothly.

Please contact the events team for further information or to arrange a viewing.


Here at The Mary Rose, we are proud of the relationships we have established with our approved caterers and we are delighted to recommend them to you for your special day.

We currently work with a single approved caterer, who would be happy to discuss your event with you:

VIP Experiences

Are you interested in booking a bespoke VIP event?

We offer a range of experiences from behind the scenes tours to once-in-a-lifetime trips into the Ship Hall.

Booking/further information

To find out more, organise a viewing or make a booking, just fill out the form below, or call us on +44 (0)23 9281 2931

What our clients say

Afternoon tea for 2

Fantastic afternoon. First we were treated to a lovely afternoon tea served on a private balcony over looking the dockyard. The sandwiches were really nice with a great selection of cakes. We then had an amazing guided tour of the museum, courtesy of Tony, who went out of his way to show us all the items you don't normally look at, and had some great stories. Would highly recommend this experience, we really enjoyed our afternoon and will definitely be doing it again

Tracey N , TripAdvisor

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Date: November 2019