Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hello, my name is Kay Seago and I am currently in my second year of studying history at the University of Winchester. For the past eight weeks I have been undertaking a work placement at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.  The reason that I chose to carry out my work placement at the Mary… Read more »

If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews, you’ll see that the vast majority of them are positive. However, we do see a few criticisms that pop up over and over again. While our museum staff and volunteers do try and explain the reasoning for some of these issues, they obviously can’t speak to everyone.  … Read more »

The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon Perkins + Wills has won both the Civic Trust Award and the Michael Middleton Special Award. This prestigious award is a memorial and tribute to Michael Middleton CBE, who established the Civic Trust… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways.   #MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24th March – Sunday 30th March and… Read more »

As March is Craft Month, we’ve decided to add a new papercraft model to our range!   This is a model of one of our Galley furnaces, a pair of which were found in a state of disrepair in the hold area of the Mary Rose.   These galley ovens were made of bricks, one… Read more »

One of the wonderful things about the Mary Rose is that the artefacts tell the story of the lives of ordinary sailors, people who otherwise would remain unrecorded in history. However, there is one account of the activities of Mary Rose sailors in official records, but sadly they weren’t distinguishing themselves…   On 11th June… Read more »

To mark the first drama production within its new venue, the Mary Rose Museum will be showcasing a specially commissioned promenade performance called ‘War Games’.   The play is in association with Cop the Needle Productions, a local Portsmouth-based theatre company. The performance will consist of four mini-plays that will take place at multiple points… Read more »