Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Mary Rose Museum is reopening its doors later this summer, but in May the crew will be taking over Southsea Castle for a bank holiday weekend of fun and frolics!   Southsea Castle was built in 1544, the year before the Mary Rose sank, and indeed was the place from which King Henry VIII… Read more »

Parrel ball

Artefacts from the Mary Rose have gone on tour all over the world. There have been exhibitions as far afield as the US and Australia, but none of the Mary Rose’s artefacts have travelled as far as parrel ball MR81A594, which in 2011 left Earth altogether!   At a gala dinner for the 2010 space-themed… Read more »

Volunteers Wanted for the Mary Rose Museum. Start date: from 1st July 2016    Exciting opportunities for exceptional people…Could this be you? Do you enjoy meeting new people and working in a team? Would you love to welcome visitors to the award-winning Mary Rose Museum when we re-open this summer? Are you keen to learn?… 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 How tall were the Crew of the Mary Rose? There’s a popular myth that people were considerably smaller in the past, varying from being about a foot shorter than… Read more »