VIP Experiences at the Mary Rose | The Mary Rose
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Enjoy an exclusive VIP Experience at The Mary Rose

Afternoon Tea Experience at the Mary Rose

Enjoy a unique experience at the Mary Rose museum this summer.  New for 2022 guests can now enjoy an afternoon treat with amazing views from our VIP balcony overlooking HMS Victory and out across Portsmouth harbour.  Perhaps even catch a glimpse of one of the famous aircraft carriers if they are in port. 

Your afternoon will begin with a delicious high afternoon tea on the balcony.  This includes:

  • Freshly brewed Fair trade ‘Down to earth’ coffee and selection of Twinings tea, including herbal infusions
  • Finger Sandwiches - Coronation Chicken, Severn and Wye smoked salmon, free range egg mayonnaise
  • Premium cakes, mini butter scones with clotted cream and preserve, mini fruit tartlets with fresh berries
  • Still and sparkling water

Guests will then make their way down to the museum where their guide will take them round 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 sea for 437 years before being raised, treated, and conserved into the awe-inspiring piece of Portsmouth history you see today. 

This experience can be booked for 2 people per table, and 4 tables per session.  Sessions run at Midday and 2.30pm.  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 8.  If you have any dietary requirements please get in touch to see if we can accommodate you.

*If bad weather occurs afternoon tea will be served in our wardroom. 

Bookings are non-refundable or transferrable. 

£95 for two people

The Ultimate Mary Rose Ship Hall Experience

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up-close and personal with the Mary Rose!

An exclusive, behind the scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship, our Ultimate Ship Hall Experience gets you up close and personal with history, smell the timbers, experience incredible-up close views and learn directly from our team of conservation experts.

This experience is like no other, including access to areas within the museum and collection which have never before been accessible to visitors. Go behind the scenes, explore the collection, spend time with our experts and enjoy our hospitality with this brand new and exclusive package.

£300 per person

VIP Reserve Collection Experience

Entry, tour and exclusive behind the scenes access!

Access to the Mary Rose Museum, a guided tour, and entry to our reserve collection with a knowledgeable member of our collections team. 

Marvel at the wreck of the Mary Rose and discover her and the crew’s story at the Mary Rose museum, then head behind the scenes to our reserve collection, where you can get up close with a host of unique artefacts not normally on display. Tea & Coffee will be provided in our private Wardroom, which has views overlooking HMS Victory.  Please get in touch with your preferred dates if you are interested in this experience 

No entry ticket for the Mary Rose required, this is included.  This will not include entry to any other attractions on site, an additional ticket will be required.  Allow 2.5 hours for this experience. 

£150 per person

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


Everything was wonderfully organised, and the events team was flexible with our requests. The venue was stunning; our staff members enjoyed being guided around the museum by the volunteers. The museum staff and volunteers were wonderful, incredibly friendly and approachable.

Ioana Gagea,, Boskalis Westminster Ltd., Gala Dinner, December 2017

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Date: February 2018