How do you remember the Mary Rose? As an integral part of the history of Portsmouth, we all have our own favourite memories.
Perhaps it was the much-televised day she was raised from the seabed in 1982, or consequently the years of continual spraying, or
even trying to look through misted-up windows at what you could just about make out as a Tudor warship.
But what about the Mary Rose today? We've changed a lot since then. The sprays were turned off in 2013 and we recently welcomed the two millionth visitor into our state-of-the-art museum since it opened in 2016.
With some 2,000 artefacts on display, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time, the museum now tells the stories of what life was like for the 500 men on board when she sank in the Solent in 1545.
Are you ready to challenge your memories?
Try our NEW Premium Pass, exceptional value for a day out at the Mary Rose. Get a full and personalised visit to the museum led by one of our expert guides, along with a Guidebook Goody Bag and discounts in both our shop and café. Plus the chance to come back as often as you like over the next 12 months. Book online or try our new telephone booking service on 07586 310262.
Meet the Many Faces of Tudor England
Everything we know about the men of the Mary Rose, from where they originally came from to how they lived, comes from what was found on the seabed. The Many Faces of Tudor England exhibition reveals the lives of eight of our crew using the latest scientific techniques. You’ll never look at the people of Tudor England the same way again!
The exhibition closes on December 31, 2019, so make a date to meet the crew soon.
Fancy joining King Henry VIII at his Christmas court?
Held just for you in our private wardroom, our VIP Experience includes mince pies, Christmas nibbles and a glass of mulled wine with King Henry VIII himself. Starting with a full guided behind-the-scenes tour, including areas not accessible to everyday visitors, the VIP Experience also includes bespoke Christmas gift, Tudor Christmas cracker, a Guidebook Goody Bag and discounts in both our shop and café.
The Christmas VIP Experience is on Saturday December 14. Book now for your audience with the King.
For general admission or VIP experience tickets, call 07586 310262 or click here