Henry VIII themed events over half-term in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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FAMILIES can enjoy a range of activities based around one of Britain’s most historic figures this half-term.

The Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is running a Totally Tudor week of family fun from today until Friday, February 24, based around former king of England, Henry VIII.

Activities will be taking place each day at the museum including Tudor story telling with puppets staring Henry VIII and friends, Tudor dressing up and Tudor games.

The Mary Rose Museum relaunched in July 2016 and now offers visitors panoramic views of Henry VIII’s favourite warship, which sank on 19th July 1545 and was raised from the seabed in 1982.

Visitors can view the ship from all nine galleries through floor-to-ceiling glazing on the lower and main decks and see some of the artefacts which include a backgammon set, musical instruments, armour, swords, arrows and longbows.

For more information, visit maryrose.org

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