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At the end of this month on Saturday 31st May, the multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum will turn one, marking a year since the new centrepiece of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard first opened.   Having since been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, the Museum has been described as Europe’s… Read more »

For May half term, we’ve produced another of our papercraft models!   This model is based on a chest found on the Orlop deck of the Mary Rose. Inside it was enough money to pay a ship’s captain for a month, which along with other items found inside makes us believe that it belonged to… Read more »

The Art Fund have teamed up with VocalEyes, a charity that provides access to arts and heritage for blind and partially sighted people, to create audio guides to their six finalist museums for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, including the Mary Rose Museum.   The downloadable audio descriptions provide a… Read more »

The hunt is on to discover England’s most popular National Lottery funded project of the last 20 years and The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been selected to compete for the honour.   The National Lottery has launched the search as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations this year.  The ‘What’s Your… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has been named as one of the best visitor attractions in the UK at the Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence.   The museum, which is run by Mary Rose Trust, beat tough competition across two categories and was handed awards in the Permanent Exhibition and Restoration/Conservation categories by… Read more »

We’ve got until 9th July until we hear about the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, but last week we won another awards for our museum building! The Mary Rose Museum was one of 11 regional winners in Hampshire, along with the Exbury Egg, in Beaulieu, and a private house, of the RIBA South… Read more »

“The judges agreed that the scale of the Mary Rose Museum project’s achievements over the past several decades – in which it has undertaken the rescue and restoration of a great Tudor ship and its contents – is unparalleled, unprecedented and a monumental national achievement. The public’s experience in the beautiful new building is one… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum has won the Project of the Year category at the Building Awards 2014. Dedicated to rewarding excellence and outstanding performance in the UK construction industry, the Building Awards brings together some of the most influential figures in the business to celebrate exceptional UK projects.   The award scheme’s prestigious panel of… Read more »

The 2nd April 2014 was a day in which people involved in the Mary Rose project were recognised, both in its past and its present.   Firstly, we unveiled a bust of Alexander McKee, the man who started the project to rediscover the Mary Rose back in 1965. After a fundraising campaign by Henry Yelf,… Read more »

If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews, you’ll see that the vast majority of them are positive. However, we do see a few criticisms that pop up over and over again. While our museum staff and volunteers do try and explain the reasoning for some of these issues, they obviously can’t speak to everyone.  … Read more »