Christmas Party Venue in Portsmouth | The Mary Rose
Eat, Drink and be Merry at the Mary Rose this Christmas

Travel back in time for a magical Christmas set against the evocatively-lit hull of the magnificent Tudor warship, the Mary Rose.

We have a number of packages suitable for events of all sizes.

Up to 40 people

Have your Christmas party at a truly unique and special venue.  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 artefacts or ship. 

Dine alongside the Mary Rose herself, with uninterrupted views of the ship from our intimate and atmospheric upper deck.  Enjoy a 3-course festive dinner with drinks to complete your Christmas experience.  A truly unforgettable experience you and your guests will never forget.

“I’ve just ticked something off my bucket list I didn’t know was on there!”

£2200 + VAT & Catering costs on top

40 – 110 people

Start your evening with access to the Mary Rose museum out of hours with a welcome drink.  Wander the galleries and immerse yourself in the collection.  Marvel at Henry VIII’s pride and joy, the Mary Rose which creates the perfect backdrop for any occasion.

Once you have explored the museum head over to the stunning Boathouse 4 Restaurant which boasts impressive views out to the harbour.  Enjoy a 3-course festive dinner with drinks to complete your Christmas experience.  

£2000 + VAT & Catering costs

Festive Afternoon Tea Experience

Available 19th Nov- Dec 23rd

Treat yourselves or your loved ones this Christmas. New for 2022, the Mary Rose Museum and BaxterStorey have collaborated to provide you with a luxury experience this festive season.

Your experience will begin at the Mary Rose museum. Guests will make their way down to the museum where their guide will take them on a guided tour.  Discover the largest collection of Tudor objects anywhere in the world, and marvel at Henry VIII’s pride and joy, his beloved Mary Rose.  She lay under the Portsmouth Sea for 437 years before being raised, treated, and conserved into the awe-inspiring piece of Portsmouth history you see today. 

Then make your way down to Boathouse 4 for a delicious afternoon tea with a Christmas twist in the Boathouse 4 restaurant with spectacular views over Portsmouth Harbour.  This includes:

Sandwiches & Savories

  • Turkey, stuffing & cranberry
  • Brie & red onion chutney
  • Smoked salmon & lemon cream cheese
  • Egg & Cress Mayonnaise
  • Festive Sausage Roll bite


  • Homemade scones with clotted cream, orange & cranberry jam
  • Rich brandy infused Christmas cake
  • Chocolate & Orange Battenburg
  • Mini Clementine posset with a cinnamon shortbread


Perfect as an early Christmas present, this experience covers two people for tea, a guided tour and entry into the Mary Rose Museum. Sessions run at Midday.  Please allow 3 hours for this experience.  Tours will be shared with others booked onto this experience, this will be a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6. 

Your booking is only valid for your visit date, Your booking only includes access to the Mary Rose Museum, not any other attractions on site. Bookings are non-refundable or transferrable. 


Thank you for organising an excellent and truly memorable day for us. We all really enjoyed it, especially the initial interactive by the Education Team. Our thanks to them and the guide on the Museum Tour! Our US Colleague remarked that they have nothing like the Mary Rose! We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch later in the day. Thank you again. 

James Mant, DSTL, Away Day Package, January 2017