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.

King Henry VIII’s pride and joy and her stunning collection of objects create the perfect backdrop for any event. From informal and intimate to bespoke and inspiring, the museum's variety of spaces for hire will suit any event you have you mind. 

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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)

Private Hire of the museum

Dinner in the Admirals Gallery

Dine like an admiral in our spacious gallery surrounded by exquisite items from our unique collection, as well as views of Henry VIII’s favourite ship.

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.

Hire Times - 18:30 – 23:00

Capacity - 100

Venue Hire - £3000+ VAT (excludes any catering costs)

(The Admirals Gallery may not always be available for hire due to museum exhibitions)

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)

 

"I've just ticked something off my bucket list I didn't know was on there"

Upper deck dinner, February 2022

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.

Caterers

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

The whole evening was absolutely fantastic.

All of our guests were blown away by the venue.  It has even inspired some of them to return to the museum to have a closer look... I think my friend summed it up when she said 'I've just ticked something off my bucket list that I didn't even know was on it!'”

Joanne, Upper Deck Dinner

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Date: December 2021