Monthly Archives: May 2014

At the end of this month on Saturday 31st May, the multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum will turn one, marking a year since the new centrepiece of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard first opened.   Having since been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, the Museum has been described as Europe’s… Read more »

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the Mary Rose Museum opened its doors to the public. It feels like only yesterday that we were still in the old museum, surrounded by empty display cases, wondering if we’d ever get to the new place!   Looking back on the day of the… Read more »

For May half term, we’ve produced another of our papercraft models!   This model is based on a chest found on the Orlop deck of the Mary Rose. Inside it was enough money to pay a ship’s captain for a month, which along with other items found inside makes us believe that it belonged to… Read more »

The Art Fund have teamed up with VocalEyes, a charity that provides access to arts and heritage for blind and partially sighted people, to create audio guides to their six finalist museums for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, including the Mary Rose Museum.   The downloadable audio descriptions provide a… Read more »

Teachers and museum educators agree working in partnership can transform pupils’ learning. There is no substitute for experiencing history first-hand!   Over the last few months we have been watching the development of the new primary History Curriculum carefully and planning opportunities for pupils to continue to engage with the Mary Rose story. Many museums… Read more »

The Mary Rose has, over the years, given birth to a number of myths. The main one is the tale of her sinking on her maiden voyage, which we’re slowly trying to kill off, but recently a new one has appeared.   We’ve had hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor over the last year, the vast majority… Read more »

The hunt is on to discover England’s most popular National Lottery funded project of the last 20 years and The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been selected to compete for the honour.   The National Lottery has launched the search as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations this year.  The ‘What’s Your… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has been named as one of the best visitor attractions in the UK at the Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence.   The museum, which is run by Mary Rose Trust, beat tough competition across two categories and was handed awards in the Permanent Exhibition and Restoration/Conservation categories by… Read more »

We’ve got until 9th July until we hear about the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, but last week we won another awards for our museum building! The Mary Rose Museum was one of 11 regional winners in Hampshire, along with the Exbury Egg, in Beaulieu, and a private house, of the RIBA South… Read more »

The Mary Rose is, thanks to her high profile recovery in 1982, a fairly well-known name in the UK, but where did the name come from?   There have been many suggestions over the years, but these are the main ones.   Mary Boleyn. Let’s just get this out of the way. Despite what you… Read more »