Museum will pop up in Southsea Castle

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The Mary Rose Museum is soon reopening its doors after being closed since November for work to open up the ship to the public – but families can get a taste of what’s on offer as the Mary Rose crew take over Southsea Castle this bank holiday weekend.

On Sunday and Monday a free pop-up museum will be introducing people to such Tudor activities as archery and Nine Men’s Morris, a game found scratched onto a barrel lid on the ship.

Other family activities include dressing up as a Tudor, artefact handling and talks from the crew about life on the Mary Rose. All the usual Southsea Castle attractions will be available.

The temporary museum will be open on both days from 10am to 5pm.