Monthly Archives: March 2015

A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general. Updated most Tuesdays. Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Board Games on the Mary Rose While the Backgammon set recovered from the Carpenter’s cabin is probably the most well known of the boardgames recovered from the… Read more »

The Mary Rose has inspired many works of fiction, this one was written for us by one of our former volunteers. A Story That Should Never Have Happened by Heidi Street.   This is the story of something that should never have happened.   It was a Thursday afternoon, when I was in Portsmouth, under… Read more »

The Mary Rose Trust is situated in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Naval Base, a place full of history and associated with many world firsts and notable people. For example in 1495 the first ever dry dock was built and in 1906 Dreadnought was launched, the first steam-turbine powered battleship. Some of the buildings we occupy… Read more »

Those of you with long memories may remember a postcard we used to sell in the museum shop depicting the Mary Rose, the Great Harry and two other, unnamed vessels, with Portsmouth’s Round Tower in the background, with a caption that read “Cowes Week 1545”. While this was obviously a joke (Cowes Week only began… Read more »

The Southampton branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club visited the Mary Rose Museum this month.   The YAC members and leaders took part in a roundabout of activities.  They compared wet and dry ‘dig’ environments; identified ‘mystery’ objects; investigated materials under the microscope and looked at what human remains can tell us about people in… Read more »