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Hands on History: Beeswax Candles and Summer Storytelling

August 13 @ 11:00 am - August 14 @ 3:00 pm

Hands on History at the Mary Rose: Beeswax Candles and Summer Storytelling

11am – 3pm with storytelling at 12pm and 3pm

£3 per child, includes take home craft and 2x storytelling shows

Hands-on History: Tudor Candle Making

Step back in time and discover how the Tudors lit their way in the dark without modern conveniences like light switches. On the Mary Rose, we found remains of tallow candles made from stinky animal fat. In contrast, wealthy Tudors indulged in sweet-smelling beeswax candles.

Join us for a hands-on history session where you can make your very own Tudor-inspired beeswax candle to take home!

Summer Storytelling

Join our 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!


August 13 @ 11:00 am
August 14 @ 3:00 pm
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Mary Rose Museum


The Mary Rose Museum