The Mary Rose was an English warship that sailed the seas during the 14th and 15th centuries. She first set sail in 1511 and during the reign of Henry VIII served for 34 years before she met her  demise in an epic attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet in 1545. Her final resting place was on the seabed of the Solent, the Straits north of the Isle of Wight.

There are many accounts of the reason why the Mary Rose sank. One confirmed eyewitness reported that after she had emptied all her guns during an infamous battle against the French battalion, she attempted to perform a daring turning manoeuvre. Tragedy struck sending the warship and all her crew to the depths below.

It wasn’t until 1971 that the wreck of the Mary Rose was discovered. After much deliberation the Mary Rose Trust undertook the complex and extremely expensive task of raising the Mary Rose.
Along with the surviving portion of the ship, archaeologists discovered thousands priceless artefacts. These artefacts have given us immeasurable insight into the Tudor period.

Today you will be able to see the remains of the Mary Rose  at the Marie Rose Museum in Portsmouth. The vast interactive displays will get you and your family up close and personal with this historical find. Brilliant fun for the whole family.

Planning ahead

The Marie Rose is incredible fun for the whole family. We know that you are going to love the museum. Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Coldeast Mansion? We must warn you though, accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. Coldeast Mansion is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun.
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Where: Main Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3PY
Tickets: £16.00 (Adult), £14.00 (Student / Concession), £8.00 (Child)
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