When: From 21 July 2017 until 28 July 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Location: The Mary Rose
Categories: Family Events

The recovery of the Mary Rose was, and still remains, the largest underwater excavation ever carried out. It has now been 35 years since the Mary Rose was raised from the seabed in October 1982 viewed by an international television audience of 60 million.

As part of this special year of celebration for the Mary Rose Team we will be taking part in the 2017 Festival of Archaeology as one of over 1000 events happening throughout the country.

The Festival of Archaeology - coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and in partnership with Historic England - encourages everyone to explore the archaeology of their local area, watch experts at work, and experience archaeology for themselves.

For many years the Museum has worked with the Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) offering free entry to the museum for members to come and explore the incredible collection. This is part of the Museum’s larger ethos to be at the forefront of learning about Tudor life, maritime archaeology and applied conservation science.

During one special week at the Mary Rose we will be engaging with visitors to present the remarkable story of the loss and recovery of the Mary Rose, focussing on the people involved and the skills needed to excavate, interpret and conserve her for future generations.

Through talks, special guests, hands on activities and workshops the museum team will engage visitors with this fascinating story and aim to inspire the young archaeologists of the future.

Friday 21 – Friday 28 July:

Meet the Mobile Heritage Lab outside museum for a fun filled day of facts. 

10:15 – 11:15 - Recovery and revelation – the archaeology of the Mary Rose £5pp
12:00 – 16:00 - Archaeology skills workshop for families
12:00 – 14:00 - Screenings of MR Revealed doc
12:00 – 14:00 - Experimental archaeology outside museum
14:00 – 15:00 - ‘Meet the divers’ –classroom


Festival of Archaeology