Monthly Archives: November 2016

  The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded a coveted Silver in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the Beautiful South Awards 2016.   Held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl last night, the ceremony celebrated the fantastic visitor experiences available across the South and South East of England. … Read more »

The Mary Rose is home to a host of amazingly preserved artefacts, many of which feature decorations such as Tudor Roses, Fleur de Lys and lions, but there are one or two more fantastical beasts lurking in our collections…   The most obvious artefacts to feature fantastic beasts are our linstocks, sticks used to light… Read more »

  Springwood Junior School in Waterlooville, Hampshire, came to visit the Mary Rose Museum recently and they were  inspired to write some descriptive pieces based on what life would have been like for the crew members of the Mary Rose on a normal day and when the ship sank.   They very kindly sent us some examples,… Read more »

We think it’s a given that the Mary Rose presents some of the most stunning interior vistas in the UK. Now that Henry VIII’s flagship has been re-imagined in all her glory, our visitors get to see the jaw-dropping sight of the mighty hull itself, towering above them, as they walk the exhibition’s three floors…. Read more »

Hello Emily here, the intern with Mary Rose Learning Department. My placement is supported by the University of Winchester from where I have just graduated with a degree in Archaeology.  I have now been with the Mary Rose Museum for 8 weeks out of my 7 month internship- it seems to be going to very… Read more »

OK, we’ll admit it, stealing wedding ideas from the Tudor era may seem a little risky, considering that two thirds of Henry VIII’s wives were either executed or divorced!   But while Henry could never be described as the world’s greatest bridegroom, he did know how to build a magnificent ship (ahem) and he also… Read more »