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The Mary Rose

Two nights from £319 per person

Departing July to October 2014

On his ascent to the throne in 1509, and faced with ever-present threats from France and Scotland, Henry VIII began to build up his navy. Mary Rose was to become the pride of Henry's fleet, but after 34 years of service in 1545, she sank in the Solent whilst leading to an attack on a French invasion fleet. Here she lay undisturbed until her rediscovery in 1971 and then excavation and salvage in 1982, a milestone in the field of maritime archaeology which uncovered a wonderfully preserved Tudor time capsule.

On 31 May 2013, the brand new Mary Rose Museum opened in Portsmourth Historic Dockyard. The museum tells the story of Henry VIII's flagship and displays the many priceless and fascinating objects found in and around the wreck. You will: enjoy two talks about the Mary Rose; spend a day exploring Portsmouth Historic Dockyard before returning for a private evening at the Mary Rose Museum; visit Southsea Castle where Henry witnessed Mary Rose founder and Fort Nelson, home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery

The price includes:
  • Two nights’ accommodation with full breakfast at the four-star Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
  • Welcome reception, talk and private dinner with wine at the hotel
  • Second dinner at the hotel
  • Private reception, introductory talk and private viewing of the Mary Rose Museum
  • All talks, admissions and guided tours
  • Full touring itinerary and tour manager throughout


Departures    Prices from
16 May £319
13 June £319
25 September   £319
31 October £319


Call: 0844 472 9906

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