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On August 17th-18th, during our Totally Tudor Costume week,  the Mary Rose Museum will be receiving a special visit from one of the wives of HRH King Henry VIII, who with their Ladies in Waiting will be making their Royal Progress through the museum, meeting visitors and surveying what remains of her husband’s favourite warship, the… Read more »

July has been a very busy month on the Mary Rose Digitisation Project. At the end of the month, we reached the major milestone of 7,500 digitised images. This marks the half way point towards our Phase 1 target of 15,000 digitised images. A huge congratulations to the Collections Volunteers for their enthusiasm and support… Read more »

“We are greatly saddened by news of actor Robert Hardy’s death. He was a true gentleman and joy to work with. Robert’s work with the Mary Rose has been transformational as the leading specialist on the longbow.  Without his enthusiasm, skill and knowledge of the craft of archery, the subject would be much diminished.  ”… Read more »

It’s been a whole year since we reopened the Mary Rose Museum, and since then we’ve welcomed over 380,000 people into the museum, many of whom are return visitors!   The Mary Rose Museum has the same mix of original Tudor military and personal objects on display (actually, we’ve added a few more; see if… Read more »

Last year, just prior to reopening its doors, Mary Rose Museum crew took over Southsea Castle for a busy Bank Holiday weekend – and this year they are going back bigger and better than before.   Southsea Castle was built in 1544 by Henry VIII as part of a series of fortifications around the Solent… Read more »

Archaeology Week at the Mary Rose Museum Friday 21st July- Friday 28th July 2017 During the Festival of Archaeology 2017 the Mary Rose Museum welcome visitors to hear from archaeologists involved in the world’s largest underwater excavation and from the team working hard to preserve and display her in a unique and stunning museum.   The… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum has been active members of the Museum Store Association (MSA) since 2014 and the annual conference held by the MSA each year is an amazing gathering of Museum professionals specialising in the commercial aspects of museum, especially the ever present gift shop.   The invitation to attend the 2017 conference in… Read more »

Last night the Volunteers at the Mary Rose museum were recognised at the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017, where they won an award in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category, supported by IBM. The award was presented last night at Fratton Park, Portsmouth.      James Rodliff, Visitor Operations Manager, said “This is a well-deserved recognition… Read more »

  Since the end of April, the time has just flown by and I’m amazed to realise that this show will be broadcast in just two weeks!   I’ve had a busy few weeks emailing staff and external contractors for interviews, as well as arranging filming days, all while completing my regular duties as Projects… Read more »

Scientists are using microbiology to examine some of the human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose to determine if any come from the same person.   Research by Dr Garry Scarlett, a DNA expert at the University of Portsmouth, should enable museum staff to recreate the skeletons of some of the crew.   Only… Read more »