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Margaret Rule

“All at the Mary Rose Trust are deeply saddened to learn that Doctor Margaret Rule has died. For very nearly 50 years, her name has been synonymous with that of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, she having been the archaeological director of the remarkable excavation.   “It was some 50 years ago that Margaret… Read more »

When HMS Duncan departed on her maiden mission on 2nd March, she took with her an extra crewmember – Hatch, the ship’s dog from the Mary Rose!   Obviously, this wasn’t the real dog, whose preserved remains are on display in the Mary Rose’s multi-award winning museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but a cuddly replica…. Read more »

Yes, this was an April Fool’s prank. We’re not actually going to produce a Mary Rose Sauce. Sorry!   Obviously, this was inspired by the existence of the popular seafood dressing, Marie Rose Sauce, which is sometimes claimed to have been invented by the Mary Rose dive team. It was actually created in the 1960s by TV… 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 Board Games on the Mary Rose While the Backgammon set recovered from the Carpenter’s cabin is probably the most well known of the boardgames recovered from the… Read more »

The Mary Rose has inspired many works of fiction, this one was written for us by one of our former volunteers. A Story That Should Never Have Happened by Heidi Street.   This is the story of something that should never have happened.   It was a Thursday afternoon, when I was in Portsmouth, under… 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 Bracket Fungus We know the crew of the Mary Rose would pass the time by playing games, but do we also have evidence of them being artistic?… Read more »

The Mary Rose museum has been accepted as a member of ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.   The decision, which was unanimous across the board,  means that the Mary Rose Museum sits alongside the major attractions and museums in the UK, such as the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Historic Royal… Read more »

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The Mary Rose Museum received a visit from Culture minister Ed Vaizey on 5th February 2015. Although he visited the museum back in November 2012, this was the first time he’d visited since it opened in May 2013.   Mr Vaizet appears to have been impressed, saying “It is incredible, one of the best museums… Read more »

A Year at the Mary Rose Museum A look back over 2014 by our blogger, Simon. All opinions are his, and don’t necessarily reflect those of the Mary Rose Trust. LAST TIME… July July was the awards ceremony for the Art Fund Museum of the Year, which we lost out on to Yorkshire Sculpture Park…. Read more »