What sank the Mary Rose? Experience Day

What sank the Mary Rose? KS3

Supported by Trinity House

An enduring mystery for history and science

Why did the Mary Rose really sink? Explore this continuing mystery in a two part cross-curricular workshop. Was she sunk by French gunfire? Was the ship unstable or overloaded? Were there other factors? Scrutinise the provenance of key sources and weigh the conflicting historical evidence. Test predictions relating to stability and load-bearing capacity of models. Use the scientific evidence to support or refute the theories.

The on-site venues with the addition of our restaurant Boathouse 7 are available to hire individually or can be arranged as part of a package for a multi-venue hire option, whatever your individual needs for a special event, dinner or party, we are sure we have the venue or venues to suit. We know how important your event is and our experienced team will ensure that every detail is carefully planned and managed to guarantee your event runs smoothly and is a memorable occasion. All events are tailored to meet your individual requirements and we will guide you through from the initial enquiry to the event and beyond.

Training days, away days, lectures, seminars and conferences can all be given a different edge at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior 1860 are also available for civil wedding ceremonies.

Event Types

Reception / Party / Prom
Team Building
Award Ceremony
Private Tours
Historic Vessel Charter