Paw-print tiles made at The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth


Hear stories that bring history to life and get involved with fun craft activities at The Mary Rose this summer.

Create your own Tudor tile

Did you know that a cheeky Tudor dog left a paw print on the Mary Rose? Near one of the ship's galleys a Tudor tile was discovered with the unmistakable shape of a dog's paw print. Be inspired by this imprint left by man's best friend over 479 years ago and create your very own clay tile!

In this fun and creative activity, children can make their own air-drying clay tile to take home. Imprint it with a dog paw, design your own pattern, or make your mark with your hand - all to leave your own piece of history!

Summer Storytelling

Join the museum's costumed Tudors for two engaging storytelling sessions. Explore the adventurous world of Vlad the Flea and learn why you wouldn't want to sail aboard the Mary Rose. Don't forget to dress the part and snap a photo as a Tudor!

Step into the past and experience the tales of Tudor life! Storytelling sessions take place at 12pm and 3pm.

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Child£3.00 per ticket

£3 per child, includes take home craft and two storytelling shows.

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Hands on History: Paw Print Tiles and Summer Storytelling

Type:Childrens Events

The Mary Rose, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PY
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Opening Times

Paw Print Tiles and Summer Storytelling (20 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024)
Tuesday - Friday11:00 - 15:00

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