Weekend of activities at Southsea Aquarium

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SOUTHSEA Beach Group will host a weekend of activities to mark the town’s role in the history of the Mary Rose.

From walking the plank at Clarence Pier and special Mary Rose-themed cocktails at the Holiday Inn, to the threat of modern-day pirates at the Royal Marines Museum, Shipwrecked in Southsea will be an event for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

The Maritime Archaeology Bus will also be outside the Blue Reef aquarium throughout the weekend, where visitors can take part in hands-on activities, watch films, handle objects found in the Solent and learn more about Southsea’s maritime heritage.

Jen Atkinson from the aquarium said: ‘As well as being the place where Henry VIII watched the sinking of his famous ship, Southsea has also played a key role as a venue for the historic rediscovery and recovery of the vessel.

‘Shipwrecked in Southsea will be a fun and informative celebration of the great ship, and the opening of the new Mary Rose Museum, as well as underlining Southsea’s rich heritage.’

Shipwrecked in Southsea is taking place this weekend across Southsea.