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.

All venue hire includes museum entry for you and your guests. 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.

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Events Packages

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

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Private Hire of the museum

Upper Deck Evening Dinner

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

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

Available from 6.30pm

Capacity: 90

Venue Hire Fee: £2200 + VAT (excludes any catering costs)

Private Hire of the museum

Upper Deck Buffet

With a stunning view over the iconic Mary Rose, larger parties can still enjoy our upper deck. Give your guests an unforgettable experience as they enjoy a buffet with a difference..

Available from 6.30pm

Capacity: 100-120

Venue Hire Fee: £2200 +VAT

Private Hire of the museum

Drinks Reception and Canapés

Enjoy complete access to the museum after hours, stroll around the atmospheric galleries after dark whilst enjoying a glass of wine,

Available from 6.30pm

Capacity: 150

Venue Hire Fee: £2200 +VAT

The Wardroom

Surrounded by maritime history, the Mary Rose Museum is no ordinary meeting space.
Our Wardroom is an ideal location to hold a meeting or enjoy a private lunch.

Includes complimentary tea and coffee.

Hire times: 9.00-17.00

Capacity: 18

Venue Hire Fee: £550+VAT

(£300+VAT half day rate)


Theatre Space

New for 2023, the launch of our Dive the Mary Rose 4D experience has created a new venue hire space.

Suitable for talks, product launches and presentations, the theatre is sure to impress all guests.

Subject to availability

Capacity: 40 + 2 wheelchair spaces

Venue Hire Fee: £300 +VAT

Find out more by downloading our 2023 events brochure



The Museum staff on the night were excellent and several of our guests have remarked on this.  We hadn’t realised that volunteers in costume would be there but they brought something special to the event and were so knowledgeable and helpful.  We were very pleased with the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff.

Susan Brown, Birthday Celebration Dinner


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

Our approved caterer is BaxterStorey, but we would be happy to discuss other options with you.

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