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The main part of the Mary Rose Museum is currently closed for our Phase 2 works (we still have our mini exhibition though, as well as our travelling Pop-up Museum!), but if you really want to visit, you can always make your own with today’s Monday Make!   It’s a bit of a fiddly one,… Read more »

This week’s Monday Make is a bit more challenging, an Iron Gun! Sadly, it doesn’t work, but it’s based on gun 81A2614, a Port Piece which, rather unexpectedly for most people, is actually a breech loader!  A chamber at the rear could be removed, allowing it to be loaded with powder, while the shot was… Read more »

Education takes centre stage at the Mary Rose after major awards win and 10,000th pupil pays a visit.   The Mary Rose Museum is celebrating two huge achievements in Education.   Yesterday the museum was proud to welcome its 10,000th pupil. Since the museum opened on the 31st May 2013, the learning department has welcomed nearly 170 schools and… Read more »

Everyone loves Hatch, the small whippet/terrier cross who was responsible for keeping the rat population down on the Mary Rose, so we thought, “Why not let everyone make their own?”     There are two versions to download; a colour one based on our museum mascot, and a black and white one you can colour however… Read more »

  One of the many interesting items in our museum is the Master Gunner’s Tankard, with the decorated lid and image on a gun on the front. Made of Oak, Beech and Poplar, this flagon was found outside the carpenter’s cabin, in close proximity to the dog’s skeleton!   The lid features a Fleur de… Read more »

A collection of classic board games with a Mary Rose twist will be at the Mary Rose Museum in time for Christmas!   The creation of Mary Rose classics including Monopoly, Cluedo and Top Trumps is the result of collaborative work between games manufacturer Winning Moves and the Mary Rose.   The Mary Rose was… Read more »

The new Front-of-House team

The Mary Rose Takeover Day Today St Judes year 4 children have taken over the Mary Rose museum and given some of the staff a helping hand. Five children were dressed and trained as a Tudor gun crew and have given the public the chance to see how a Mary Rose cannon was fired in… Read more »

School Children take over at The Mary Rose Museum! On Friday 22 November, school children from Portsmouth will be taking over The Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for the day. The activities are being organised as part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2013, a national event led by the Children’s Commissioner for England…. Read more »

The British Guild of Travel Writers’ has presented the Mary Rose Museum with a top annual tourism award.   The Mary Rose, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, nominated by journalist Christina Ediss, won the Best UK Tourism Project award. The ship-shaped, space-age building houses the Mary Rose Tudor warship which mysteriously sank on a calm summer’s… Read more »

The First of November saw us receive a visit from a very special visitor. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the museum at 1030am, much to the surprise of the visitors waiting to go on board HMS Victory.  Share on Tumblr