Monthly Archives: April 2015

As part of the Excel Placement Programme at the University of Southampton I worked as a project intern at the Mary Rose Trust for 4 weeks. My main task was to design and carry out an evaluation of the museum shop. Even though my placement was for a short period I was lucky enough to… Read more »

24th April 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first dive by ‘Project Solent Ships’ in their search for the Mary Rose.   The team, consisting of  Alexander McKee, John Towse, Alan Lee, John Baldry and Roger Hale, began their search for Henry VIII’s warship close to the site of the Royal George. This was… Read more »

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 Tudor Corporate Sponsorship on the Mary Rose Many of the longbowmen’s wristguards recovered from the Mary Rose feature decoration – often religious – so it’s not surprising… Read more »

Margaret Rule

“All at the Mary Rose Trust are deeply saddened to learn that Doctor Margaret Rule has died. For very nearly 50 years, her name has been synonymous with that of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, she having been the archaeological director of the remarkable excavation.   “It was some 50 years ago that Margaret… Read more »

Join us for a fantastic chance to experience the Mary Rose Museum like never before.   On Thursday, 14th May 2015 the Multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum is hosting an evening of Tudor Fun and Frolics as part of Culture24’s hugely popular ‘Museums at Night’ campaign.   The Mary Rose Museum will be opening its… Read more »

If you visit our neighbour HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, in the Port arena (the one they share with us) is an information board naming all 821 crew who fought at the battle of Trafalgar. People find it fascinating looking up the names, seeing if they have a relative on board (though if it’s… Read more »

When HMS Duncan departed on her maiden mission on 2nd March, she took with her an extra crewmember – Hatch, the ship’s dog from the Mary Rose!   Obviously, this wasn’t the real dog, whose preserved remains are on display in the Mary Rose’s multi-award winning museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but a cuddly replica…. Read more »

Yes, this was an April Fool’s prank. We’re not actually going to produce a Mary Rose Sauce. Sorry!   Obviously, this was inspired by the existence of the popular seafood dressing, Marie Rose Sauce, which is sometimes claimed to have been invented by the Mary Rose dive team. It was actually created in the 1960s by TV… Read more »