Monthly Archives: April 2013

For almost three decades since being raised from the Solent, the hull of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s 500-year-old flagship – has been continuously sprayed, first with chilled fresh water to remove salt and then with Polyethlene Glycol (PEG), a water soluble wax which prevents shrinkage of the timbers, having been submerged underwater for… Read more »

Our new Mary Rose Museum will open 31st May 2013!     The new Mary Rose Museum will form the new centrepiece to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to The Royal Navy, one of the UK’s major visitor destinations. Lincoln Clarke, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard said “The Mary Rose was built in Portsmouth 500… Read more »

At a loose end as to what to do this holiday? Why not come down to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and visit the Mary Rose Story. We currently have the UK Premiere of the Les Misérables Costume and Prop Exhibition! Featuring costumes and props from the recent Hollywood film, you’ll be sure to have fun.  … Read more »