Monthly Archives: September 2015

Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers Winners! We are delighted to report that a team of seven of our volunteers have won the South East regional prize in the prestigious Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers. Congratulations to Alan Copsey, Matt Coumbe, Joy Dunn, Tony Green, Roger Hyson, Paul Nials and Mike Wyles.   The… Read more »

Congratulations to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) volunteer team at the Mary Rose Museum for winning the South East Marsh Volunteer Award last night. This is the seventh year The British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust have been working in partnership for the ‘Volunteers for Museum Learning’ award. The awards recognises the… Read more »

This year marks 50 years since Alexander Mckee and  Project Solent Ships began the search for the Mary Rose , and to celebrate  we’ll be holding our Anniversary Lectures on 10th October 2015, the day before the anniversary of the Mary Rose’s raising in 1982.   UPDATE: Booking is now closed for this event, you… Read more »

Resolute, professional, full of drive and determination, Margaret Rule was fundamental to the success of the Mary Rose Project. Fulfilling the mission against the odds, she oversaw what is recognised to be the world’s largest maritime excavation. She was the figurehead for the Mary Rose Trust in those vital early stages of the project and… Read more »

During the IPLiMS seminar, we premièred this video diary produced by Paul Griffiths, James Rodliff and Darren Hussey.   Recorded on an iPhone during their visit to the Vasa Museum as part of a Peer review visit, it’s a bit rough around the edges and the sound quality isn’t great (a Transcript is available), but it tells… 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 Sir George Carew’s Dodgy Past! Sir George Carew is probably best known as the Admiral of the Mary Rose on the day she sank, 19th July 1545. However, he has… Read more »

  The Mary Rose Museum welcomed our 1 millionth visitor today following our opening just over two years ago.   The 1 millionth visitors, Peter and Cathy White, were presented with a Mary Rose decanter by Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, and given a special tour of the museum… Read more »

New stable isotope and ancient DNA analysis of the bones of stored cod provisions recovered from the wreck of the Tudor warship Mary Rose, which sank off the coast of southern England in 1545, has revealed that the fish in the ship’s stores had been caught in surprisingly distant waters: the northern North Sea and… Read more »

The Mary Rose Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Helen Bonser-Wilton. Helen will take over the post from Rear Admiral John Lippiett who retires this September after twelve and a half years in the position.   Helen previously worked at the National Trust, latterly as Operations Director of the… Read more »