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Who Sabotaged the Mary Rose – A Tudor Detective Story The Date – 19th May, 1545 The Place – The Mary Rose The Crime – Sabotage!   A dastardly saboteur has attempted to sink the Mary Rose, the finest ship in Henry VIII’s fleet, in Portsmouth harbour ahead of an expected French invasion of England…. Read more »

Easter Holiday activities at the multi award-winning Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Monday 3rd April – Friday 21st April 2017   The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is delighted to announce their Totally Tudor programme of family-friendly activities taking place at the museum throughout the Easter holidays from Monday 3rd April to Friday 21st… Read more »

Events & Front of House Staff Wanted for the Mary Rose Museum Start date: from April 2017 Really exciting opportunities for exceptional people… Could this be you? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Would you love to welcome visitors and deliver events to the multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum? Are you keen to learn?   If so,… Read more »

“Lights Up” Mornings at the Mary Rose Museum 27 February 2017, 10am – 12 noon 31 March 2017, 10am – 12 noon 5 June 2017, 10am – 12 noon   The lighting within the Mary Rose Museum is designed to create a stunning atmosphere and display, as well as helping protect the delicate collection of artefacts… Read more »

Wednesday 18th January is Museum Selfie day, a Culture Themes initiative to get people to share their museum-related selfies, which in the four years since it began has spread across the globe, with people sharing their snaps from museums all over the world!   There are many people who aren’t keen on selfies, and there are… Read more »

This winter why not discover more about the Mary Rose with our Winter Programme of Tours and Talks! Tales of a Tudor Warship Mini talks given by our museum team, topics range from Men of the Mary Rose and The Battle of The Solent to Tudor Carpentry and Tudor Medicine.   Tales from a Tudor… Read more »

Powder Ladle (Pear wood) Remains of up to 21 Powder Ladles were recovered from the Mary Rose. They were used to load powder, most likely in a canvas pouch or cartridge, into a muzzle loading gun. The actual ‘ladle’ part was made of iron or, in this case, copper which was less likely to generate a… Read more »

Carpenter’s chest with dove-tail joints This chest was found in the Carpenters’ cabin and contained a variety of personal items, including finger rings, pewter plates, a book, some lead weights and dice in a leather pouch, and the sundial in a box.   Dovetail joints were uncommon in carpentry of 16th Century Britain, suggesting that… Read more »