The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose The Mary Rose Museum has reopened, with the best views of the ship in 471 years! Visit our website for more information.
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The Mary Rose is based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.

Great to see that Lifestyle blogger EBONI + IVORY enjoyed her visit to The Mary Rose the other day!Why not come and see ...
16/05/2019

Great to see that Lifestyle blogger EBONI + IVORY enjoyed her visit to The Mary Rose the other day!

Why not come and see the Mary Rose for yourself?
Book online and save at MaryRose.org

Just call me Dora the frikken Explorer! I seem to have been drawn to the coast a lot this year 🌊 A NEW blog post has just gone live on www.eboniivoryblog.com all about my visit to the @maryrosemuseum, Portsmouth! It includes a cheeky 25% discount code too - another reason to visit! I will also be posting an Instagtam Guide to Portsmouth soon for all you lovely bloggers and snappy millenials who would like to make the most of a visit! 😉 I gotchu!
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📸 @drinkswithhebe

Shipwreck Explorers - A new family trail at The Mary Rose - launches this Half Term!MaryRose.org/Explorers
14/05/2019

Shipwreck Explorers - A new family trail at The Mary Rose - launches this Half Term!

MaryRose.org/Explorers

On This Day, 1966, the first dives were made on what was believed to be the Mary Rose wreck site, based on research by A...
14/05/2019

On This Day, 1966, the first dives were made on what was believed to be the Mary Rose wreck site, based on research by Alexander McKee and John Towse.

Were they successful in their search?

[*SPOILERS* Yes]

https://maryrose.org/recovering-the-ship/

It's not just the ship that makes The Mary Rose THE place to visit, it's the thousands of objects found with her that br...
11/05/2019

It's not just the ship that makes The Mary Rose THE place to visit, it's the thousands of objects found with her that bring the past to life.

Book online and save 20% at MaryRose.org/Book-Now

We get a lot of school groups visiting us at The Mary Rose, and it's always nice to see them blog about how much they've...
09/05/2019
Leaving Goodwood and The Mary Rose Museum

We get a lot of school groups visiting us at The Mary Rose, and it's always nice to see them blog about how much they've enjoyed their visit!

Thanks to Crawley Ridge Junior School for sharing their blog with us!

Today is Europe Day, a day to celebrate peace and unity in Europe.Obviously the Europe of 1545 wasn't quite as peaceful ...
09/05/2019
The Mary Rose

Today is Europe Day, a day to celebrate peace and unity in Europe.

Obviously the Europe of 1545 wasn't quite as peaceful as it's been recently, but there were still men of different nations working together on ships like the Mary Rose.

Find out more about these men, and how we know their stories, in our new exhibition, The Many Faces of Tudor England.

#EuropeDay

Great to get a visit from the Portsmouth City Museum Museum Bunny yesterday!Hope her owner comes to collect her soon!
08/05/2019

Great to get a visit from the Portsmouth City Museum Museum Bunny yesterday!

Hope her owner comes to collect her soon!

Just in case you were wondering, yes, Bunny is still here.

Bunny says 'The humans decided that I needed to get to know Portsmouth if I was staying for a while. Someone called Hatch the Tudor dog at The Mary Rose Museum has already heard about me and asked me over. Had a really exciting time, met Hatch and saw Henry VIII's ship. Asked Hatch if he would like to come to Portsmouth Museum, although not sure how he will manage it!'

We hear that the latest episode of Game of Thrones featured an anachronistic coffee cup!Typical of these sorts of show, ...
07/05/2019

We hear that the latest episode of Game of Thrones featured an anachronistic coffee cup!

Typical of these sorts of show, never catch us doing something like that...

Whether you want to experience the smells of Tudor England, discover how the crew ate and drank, take a boat trip out to...
06/05/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

Whether you want to experience the smells of Tudor England, discover how the crew ate and drank, take a boat trip out to the site of the Battle of the Solent or just see the magnificent Mary Rose, there's something for everybody at The Mary Rose this Bank Holiday Monday!

Tickets last 12 months, plus save 20% when you book online

Book now and find out more at MaryRose.org/Families

On This Day, 1971, Diver  BSAC - British Sub-Aqua Club diver Percy Ackland, part of Alexander McKee's Project Solent Shi...
05/05/2019

On This Day, 1971, Diver BSAC - British Sub-Aqua Club diver Percy Ackland, part of Alexander McKee's Project Solent Ships, identified three timbers protruding from the seabed. The Mary Rose had been rediscovered.

Those three timbers are marked with orange markers, see if you can spot them when you visit the museum!

Find out about the raising at MaryRose.org/Recovering-The-Ship

Not sure what to do this #BankHolidayWeekend?How about experiencing something awe inspiring... MaryRose.org
04/05/2019

Not sure what to do this #BankHolidayWeekend?

How about experiencing something awe inspiring...

MaryRose.org

It's often claimed that the crew of the Mary Rose all rushed over to one side to see the King standing at Southsea Castl...
04/05/2019

It's often claimed that the crew of the Mary Rose all rushed over to one side to see the King standing at Southsea Castle

But would they actually have been able to see him? Find out when you take one of our Rib Ride Visits to the Mary Rose Wreck Site this May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Find out more at MaryRose.org/News/Rib-Rides

(Don't worry, the ribs are a lot more stable in the water!)

03/05/2019
Tudor Wars - The Mary Rose

Down in Portsmouth for Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 this weekend?

Make a weekend of it by visiting @MaryRoseMuseum, home of Henry VIII's flagship, which sank a long time ago in a stretch of water not so far, far away...

MaryRose.org

This May Bank Holiday, do you need to;🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️ entertain the kids?🏦 Take in a bit of culture?📷 G...
03/05/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

This May Bank Holiday, do you need to;

🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️ entertain the kids?
🏦 Take in a bit of culture?
📷 Get some awesome pics for Instagram?
🏃‍♀️🏠 Or just get out of the house?

Book online and get 20% off all Mary Rose tickets - valid for 12 months from purchase!

MaryRose.org/Families

Did you know you can raise donations for The Mary Rose everytime you search the web?Then start researching ideas for the...
03/05/2019

Did you know you can raise donations for The Mary Rose everytime you search the web?

Then start researching ideas for the weekend with 'museums to visit in Portsmouth'!
http://www.everyclick.com/maryrose

If you visit Southsea Castle (and you should - It's excellent!) you can just about make out the Mary Rose wreck site, bu...
02/05/2019
Rib Rides to the Mary Rose wreck site

If you visit Southsea Castle (and you should - It's excellent!) you can just about make out the Mary Rose wreck site, but what if yoiu could go out and visit it?

Now you can, with our rib-ride trips over the Bank Holiday weekend!

Find out more at MaryRose.org/News/Rib-Rides

01/05/2019
From the Mary Rose to Southsea Castle

Happy #NationalWalkingMonth!

Did you know you can walk from the entrance to The Mary Rose to Southsea Castle, where Henry VIII watched her sink, taking in most of Portsmouth's historic waterfront, in less than an hour!

Of course, if you want to get even closer to the wreck site this weekend, you can take one of our Rib Rides - More info at MaryRose.org/news/rib-rides

29/04/2019

On This Day, 2013, the sprays on the Mary Rose were turned off for the last time.

MaryRose.org/Conservation

26/04/2019
BBC Radio 4

No pressure...

What's the best museum you've ever visited?

Interesting article in The Spectator about British art, although we take exception to this bit;"Pevsner was writing befo...
25/04/2019

Interesting article in The Spectator about British art, although we take exception to this bit;

"Pevsner was writing before the recovery of Henry VIII’s battleship the Mary Rose, with its astonishingly hideous carvings made by ham-fisted sailors."

Assuming he means the linstocks, they're not that hideous, plus they were going to get damaged anyway...

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/what-makes-british-art-british/

On this Day, 1961, The Vasa, a Swedish warship that sank before leaving harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628, was raised...
24/04/2019
Finding the ship lost for more than 300 years

On this Day, 1961, The Vasa, a Swedish warship that sank before leaving harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628, was raised from Stockholm harbour. She now resides in a purpose built museum, Vasamuseet / The Vasa Museum, in Stockholm.

Many of the methods used to excavate and recover her were adapted and used to recover a certain English warship a a couple of decades later...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-47791179/finding-the-ship-lost-for-more-than-300-years

The Vasa set sail in 1628 and sank after two hours. The former Swedish military vessel would lay buried under the sea until 1961, when it was found and was brought to the surface.

Happy St George's Day!Henry VIII's fleet included, alongside the Mary Rose, the George, a 60 ton carrack named after the...
23/04/2019

Happy St George's Day!

Henry VIII's fleet included, alongside the Mary Rose, the George, a 60 ton carrack named after the saint, and the Dragon, a 140 ton galleass.

They probably never actually fought one another, but we wonder who would win?

It's Easter Monday, there is LITERALLY nothing on the telly, and it's probably going to rain later, so why not get some ...
22/04/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

It's Easter Monday, there is LITERALLY nothing on the telly, and it's probably going to rain later, so why not get some culture at The Mary Rose today!

From Henry VIII to handling original artefacts, from sniffing Tudor rope to adding a bit of variety to your Instagram feed, there's something for everybody this Easter Bank Holiday!

MaryRose.org/Families

Obviously for a ship that sank in July, there aren't many Easter related objects on the Mary Rose, but we did find a cou...
21/04/2019

Obviously for a ship that sank in July, there aren't many Easter related objects on the Mary Rose, but we did find a couple of Easter bunnies...

Get the kids away from the Chocolate eggs today and fill them with new experiences at The Mary Rose, such as handling 50...
21/04/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

Get the kids away from the Chocolate eggs today and fill them with new experiences at The Mary Rose, such as handling 500 year-old artefacts, or exploring the decks of Henry VIII's flagship!

Find out more at MaryRose.org/Families

This Easter, do you need to;🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️ entertain the kids?🏦 Take in a bit of culture?📷 Get some aw...
20/04/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

This Easter, do you need to;

🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️ entertain the kids?
🏦 Take in a bit of culture?
📷 Get some awesome pics for Instagram?
🏃‍♀️🏠 Or just get out of the house?

Book online and get 20% off all Mary Rose tickets - valid for 12 months from purchase!

MaryRose.org/Families

The King himself - Henry VIII - is at The Mary Rose Museum over the Easter weekend, come along today, Saturday, Sunday o...
19/04/2019

The King himself - Henry VIII - is at The Mary Rose Museum over the Easter weekend, come along today, Saturday, Sunday or Monday to hear his fascinating retelling of the sinking of The Mary Rose... Click 'Book Now' to purchase your tickets...

The Easter Weekend is here! Whether you want to meet Henry VIII, experience the smells of Tudor England or just see the ...
19/04/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

The Easter Weekend is here!

Whether you want to meet Henry VIII, experience the smells of Tudor England or just see the magnificent Mary Rose, there's something for everybody at The Mary Rose this Easter!

Tickets last 12 months, plus save 20% when you book online

Book now and find out more at MaryRose.org/Families

Airbnb has named Portsmouth as one of the top destinations to stay in this Easter weekend!Of course, if you're planning ...
18/04/2019
Portsmouth named one of the UK’s top trending Easter holiday destinations

Airbnb has named Portsmouth as one of the top destinations to stay in this Easter weekend!

Of course, if you're planning on visiting Portsmouth, you'll want to see the top attraction in the city, according to TripAdvisor reviews, The Mary Rose

Book online and save 20% at MaryRose.org/Book-Now

Portsmouth has been named one of the UK’s top trending destinations for the Easter bank holiday weekend.

What was life like in Henry VIII's navy? Find out from the man himself every day this week at The Mary Rose in Portsmout...
18/04/2019
Family fun at The Mary Rose

What was life like in Henry VIII's navy? Find out from the man himself every day this week at The Mary Rose in Portsmouth!

MaryRose.org/families

Planning on bringing your crew to meet ours? Learn more about our family-friendly offers this autumn.

On this day, 17th April 1512, the Mary Rose, under the command of Lord Admiral Edward Howard, set off on her maiden voya...
17/04/2019

On this day, 17th April 1512, the Mary Rose, under the command of Lord Admiral Edward Howard, set off on her maiden voyage, after taking on weapons and sails on the Thames after being brought round from Portsmouth the previous year.

Contrary to popular myth, it was actually pretty uneventful, the ship spending six weeks patrolling the English Channel, harassing French merchant vessels and looking out for enemy ships.

Find out more about the Mary Rose's many years at sea at https://maryrose.org/the-history-of-the-mary-rose/

Address

Main Road, HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3PY

General information

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

023 92812931

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