Whether you’re interested in the lives of the officers, the ordinary sailors, or even the ship’s dog, you don’t just get a window into their lives, The Mary Rose opens a door to the world of 1545. The Mary Rose Museum is one not to be missed if on a tour of Portsmouth.
Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth
In 1545, The Mary Rose sank outside Portsmouth Harbour defending England from invasion. In 1982, The Mary Rose made a spectacular return to the surface. Explore Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. See the thousands of objects, from the large guns and the surgeon's tools to personal items like tankards and nit combs, which recreate life onboard with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.
Main image courtesy of Mary Rose Trust - credit to Johnny Black.