Welcome to the home of the Mary Rose
The Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII.
After a long and successful career, she sank during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.
The Mary Rose is a Tudor ship, built in 1510.
In service for 34 years. Sank in 1545. Discovered in 1971.
Raised in 1982. Now in the final stages of conservation,
she takes her place in a stunning and unique museum.
This summer we’ve got loads of FREE family fun taking place at the Mary Rose! Tuesday 29th July – Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Drop in between 2pm – 4pm Make your own Mary Rose Artefact every Tuesday of the School Holidays – A different one each week! What will you be making? A flagon,… Read more »
Historian Elizabeth Norton will be giving a talk on ‘Henry VIII’s Quest for the Perfect Bride’ at the Mary Rose Museum on Thursday 21st August at 18:30 – 21:00. Henry VIII is famous for his six wives, with the rhyme ‘divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived’ recalling their largely unenviable fates. In his old age, the king lamented his… Read more »