The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, will finally reveal all her secrets 500 years after she sank in an exciting, new £27million Museum set to open on Friday 31st May 2013!
The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her will reunite her with many of her 19,000 artefacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life.
The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artefacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs complete with 500 year old lice to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns. For the first time, using forensic science, crew members will be brought to life giving visitors the chance to come face to face with the carpenter, cook, archer and even the ship's dog, 'Hatch'!
Tickets for the new Museum will go on sale from Monday 8th April online and in our Visitor Centre. A time slot for the museum can be booked when you buy your ticket but this time will not be transferable so please be sure that you will be able to attend your selected time. Great value site tickets giving entry to all the Historic Dockyard attractions are available or you can opt for a single attraction ticket to the new Mary Rose Museum. See www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets for information and to buy from 8th April.
If you have previously purchased a ticket that includes entry to the new Mary Rose Museum (available as an add-on option at point of sale on tickets sold since September 2012) you will need to book an entry time for the Museum in the Visitor Centre when you arrive on site - you will not be able to do this online. Time slots are allocated on a first come, first served basis and we will do our best to accommodate you. For the final hour of the day we will operate a first come, first served free-flow basis whereby a time slot will not be required.
For more information on visiting and any ticketing queries, please read our Frequently Asked Questions
Groups - if you would like to visit with a group of 15 people or more please call 023 9283 9766 for more information and to make a booking.
Education Visits - the new Mary Rose Museum, fully equipped with a state of the art science laboratory, will offer an exciting learning programme including science, history and Tudor themed workshops. Please sign up to our education e-newsletter to receive full details when they are announced
Museum Hire for corporate events - please contact Becky Ashton on 023 9275 0521 for more details.