Dinner at the Upper Deck of the Mary Rose museum


The Mary Rose Museum provides a magical backdrop for your event, whether it is a dinner, drinks reception, meeting, presentation or private tour. Your guests can enjoy themselves surrounded by artefacts recovered from the flagship of Henry VIII.

The executive wardroom offers views across the dockyard and looking over to HMS Victory. It is the perfect space for meetings with a large table and items available on request.
Alternatively, it makes a great space to have a buffet style lunch, or tea, coffee, and pastries. Friends and colleagues welcome!
Hire times: 10am – 5pm
Capacity: 18
Cost: all day - £550 + VAT (excludes any catering costs), half day rate for AM/PM - £300 + VAT

Private hire of the museum - drinks reception and canapes
Have complete access to the museum after hours to yourself. Stroll round the atmospheric galleries after dark whilst enjoying a glass of wine, fizz or a soft drink.
The expert museum guides are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about the collection or the ship.
It promises to be the most memorable drink you’ll ever have!
Hire times: 6.30pm – 9pm
Capacity: 180
Cost: £2,200 + VAT (excludes any catering costs)

Private hire of the museum - dinner on the upper deck
Dine alongside the Mary Rose herself, with uninterrupted views of the ship from the intimate and atmospheric upper deck.
Enjoy complete access to the museum after hours with a welcome drink whilst discovering the unique collection.
Expert museum guides are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about the collection or ship.
It's a truly unique dinner you and your guests will never forget.
Hire times: 6.30pm – 11pm
Capacity: 50
Cost: £2,200 + VAT (excludes any catering costs)

Education centre
The Mary Rose education centre includes a classroom, lab, and breakout space suitable for lectures, talks or small conferences. It comes complete with its own entrance, toilets, WiFi and smartboard.
Enjoy a visit around the museum as part of your venue hire.
Refreshments can also be provided for an additional charge.
Hire times: 10am – 5pm
Capacity: up to 80
Cost: £1,000 + VAT (excludes any catering costs)

Afternoon tea for two experience
Enjoy a unique experience at the Mary Rose Museum this summer. New for 2022, guests can now enjoy an afternoon treat with amazing views from the VIP balcony overlooking HMS Victory and Portsmouth Harbour, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of one of the famous aircraft carriers if they are in port.
Spend the rest of your visit exploring the galleries with one of the expert guides. Cost is inclusive of your ticket price (for entry to the Mary Rose only) and tour.
Cost: £95
Times: 12pm or 2.30pm
Capacity: Three afternoon teas per session

Reserve collection
Marvel at the wreck of the Mary Rose and discover her story at the Mary Rose Museum. Then, head behind the scenes with one of the museum's experts to its reserve collection, where you can get up close with a host of unique artefacts not normally on display.
Tea and coffee will be provided in the private Wardroom, which has views overlooking HMS Victory. Cost is inclusive of your ticket price (for entry to the Mary Rose only) and tour.
Cost: £150 per person
Times: Subject to availability
Capacity: 8

The Ultimate Ship Hall Experience
Treat yourself to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes VIP tour into the Weston Ship Hall, home of King Henry VIII’s ship.
The Ultimate Ship Hall Experience gets you up close and personal with history; smell the timbers, experience incredible-up close views and learn directly from the team of conservation experts, whilst enjoying some expert hospitality.
Cost is inclusive of ticket price (for entry to the Mary Rose only) and tour of the galleries with an expert guide.
Cost: £300 per person
Time: 9am
Capacity: 6

Looking for something different?
Just get in touch with the team at: events@maryrose.org. They are always happy to discuss bespoke experiences.
Please note that these experiences would be subject to availability. Prices may vary.

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  • Accessible Lift
  • Disabled Parking - At Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Car Park, Queens Street
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Banqueting - List of approved caterers available on request
  • Bar - Can be set up through caterers
  • Cafe
  • Full liquor licence

Children & Infants

  • Children's Meals - Can be catered for during evening events if necessary

Establishment Features

  • Cloakroom
  • Desks / Tables
  • Flipcharts Available
  • In House Audio Visual Technicians
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Meeting rooms
  • Microphones
  • No Pets
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Overhead Projector
  • Projection Screen
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking close by - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Car Park, Queens Street
  • Park and Ride - Portsmouth Park and Ride drops off outside Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Portsmouth Harbour Train Station is a 10 minute walk
  • Railway station within walking distance - Portsmouth Harbour Train Station is a 10 minute walk

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Map & Directions

Mary Rose Museum

Type:Meeting Venues

Mary Rose Museum, Main Road, H M Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3PY
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Call direct on:

Tel02392 812931

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open All Year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Closed 24 - 26 December.

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