Build your own Hatch at Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum

Make your own hatch at Portsmouth's Mary Rose Museum.
Make your own hatch at Portsmouth's Mary Rose Museum.

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One of the most famous dogs in our maritime history is the focus of a half-term activity at Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum.

The museum is hosting a make-and-take craft activity where youngsters can make their own version of the ship’s dog, Hatch.

Hatch’s bones were found near the carpenter’s cabin of the Mary Rose in 1981 and visitors to the museum can see his skeleton on display.

Visitors aged six and over will be able to colour, cut out and assemble their own Hatch.

The activity takes place today between 11am and 1pm and again between 2pm and 4pm.

The workshop is free with a valid ticket and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Mary Rose Museum is also getting ready for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, which will take place on Saturday, June 13.

HMS Pinafore is a comic opera in two acts which pokes fun at the Royal Navy, patriotism and party politics.

The opera is set aboard the fictional navy ship as it is anchored off Portsmouth.

For more information visit historicdockyard.co.uk.