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The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon Perkins + Wills has won both the Civic Trust Award and the Michael Middleton Special Award. This prestigious award is a memorial and tribute to Michael Middleton CBE, who established the Civic Trust… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways.   #MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24th March – Sunday 30th March and… Read more »

As March is Craft Month, we’ve decided to add a new papercraft model to our range!   This is a model of one of our Galley furnaces, a pair of which were found in a state of disrepair in the hold area of the Mary Rose.   These galley ovens were made of bricks, one… Read more »

To mark the first drama production within its new venue, the Mary Rose Museum will be showcasing a specially commissioned promenade performance called ‘War Games’.   The play is in association with Cop the Needle Productions, a local Portsmouth-based theatre company. The performance will consist of four mini-plays that will take place at multiple points… Read more »

Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Mary Rose Museum, 26 February 2014 Updated! The visit on 26th February by The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall went extremely well, images from the event can be found below.   The Prince of Wales and The Duchess… Read more »

Mary Rose Battle honours Armada 1588 Cadiz 1596 Lowestoft 1665 Four Days’ Battle 1666 Orfordness 1666 The Seven Algerines 1669 Sole Bay 1672 Schoonveld 1673 Texel 1673 Jutland 1916 Scandanavian Convoy 1917 What many people don’t realise is that the Mary Rose currently on display in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard wasn’t the last naval vessel to… Read more »

Discover a gripping tale of daring, discovery, tragedy and adventure this February with James Evans, author of the best-selling “Merchant Adventurers”, the story of the attempt by Tudor merchants to discover a northern trade route to China. Although their mission was doomed to failure, their achievements would lay the foundations for England’s trade expansion on… Read more »

The Mary Rose at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was privileged to host a remarkable Royal Naval Veteran, Ronald Walsh, and to show him the new exhibition.   Ronald (93) joined the Royal Navy as a boy aged 15, and served in 55 ships and naval establishments in his 33 year career.  On retirement he then worked… Read more »

Rear Admiral John Lippiett and Professor Mark Jones.

Two Mary Rose Trust members recognised in the Queens 2014 New Year’s Honours    The Mary Rose Trust is celebrating two major achievements this week as Chief Executive, John Lippiett and Head of Collections, Mark Jones have been awarded a CBE and a MBE respectively in the Queens New Year’s Honours list.   Rear-Admiral John… Read more »

Well, hasn’t 2013 been a busy year! Here’s our rundown of what happened. (and if we’ve forgotten anything, please do let us know on Facebook or Twitter!) January January started very coldly, with snow covering most of the UK, and we had to close the museum for a few days. For those people eager to… Read more »