Posts By: Museum Team

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 »

Head of Operations, Paul Griffiths, takes us through his recent visit to Atlanta, attending a rather prestigious conference…   The Museum Store Association supports and promotes the heritage retail business and, although mainly US based, they have members across the world, including the Mary Rose Museum! We joined the MSA in 2014 and since then… 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 »

We’ve been in the news a lot this week, mainly because we’ve finally been able to turn off the Polyethylene Glycol sprays that have, for the last 19 years been constantly been treating the Mary Rose, re-enforcing the wood structure and allowing us to finally start drying her out.   The Telegraph – Historic milestone for… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum is pleased to announce that the coffee in our cafe will be supplied by Paddy and Scott’s, a coffee roasting company based in Suffolk. All their coffee is roasted and blended here in the UK, and is sourced from Fairtrade growers around the world. Our cafe crew have spent this morning… Read more »

For almost three decades since being raised from the Solent, the hull of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s 500-year-old flagship – has been continuously sprayed, first with chilled fresh water to remove salt and then with Polyethlene Glycol (PEG), a water soluble wax which prevents shrinkage of the timbers, having been submerged underwater for… Read more »

Our new Mary Rose Museum will open 31st May 2013!     The new Mary Rose Museum will form the new centrepiece to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to The Royal Navy, one of the UK’s major visitor destinations. Lincoln Clarke, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard said “The Mary Rose was built in Portsmouth 500… Read more »

At a loose end as to what to do this holiday? Why not come down to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and visit the Mary Rose Story. We currently have the UK Premiere of the Les Misérables Costume and Prop Exhibition! Featuring costumes and props from the recent Hollywood film, you’ll be sure to have fun.  … Read more »

If you haven’t heard already we are pleased to announce that the Mary Rose Story will be hosting  the UK Premiere Exhibition of the Oscar nominated Les Misérables.   For the first time in the UK, courtesy of NBC Universal Archive and Collections, costumes and props from the recent Hollywood Blockbuster will be on display from… Read more »

How the Mary Rose Trust is Making History Through Science   The Mary Rose Trust is thrilled to be showcasing its ground-breaking science research to the next generation of scientists at The Big Bang Fair at the ExCel, London 14-17 March 2013   The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and… Read more »