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As part of our accessibility program, we will be trialling a “High Light” morning on the morning of Friday, 16th December in the Mary Rose Museum, with invited visually impaired and other groups with disabilities.   Normally the lights are kept low for conservation purposes, but we can put brighter lights on for short periods,… Read more »

Tabor Drum This drum, made of a thin sheet of oak, was found in storage in the hold of the Mary Rose.   Although the drumhead has not survived (the top surface in this picture is part of the leather case it was recovered in), they were probably made of untanned vellum, which does not… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum App, available from December 13th 2016, is designed to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. As well as information on the history of the Mary Rose, it also features large print versions of the museum text, as well as an Audio Highlights tour.   Rather than being a “Hold Your… Read more »

  The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded a coveted Silver in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the Beautiful South Awards 2016.   Held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl last night, the ceremony celebrated the fantastic visitor experiences available across the South and South East of England. … Read more »

For many, Blue Peter was an introduction to the Mary Rose project and the popular children’s programme had special access during the 1980s.   On 19th May 1982,  presenter Sarah Greene made a 13 metre dive to the wreck. Two days later, Sarah and fellow presenter Simon Groom  visited the HRH The Prince of Wales,… Read more »

This year’s Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures are taking place on 8th October 2016.   The theme this year is “Re-Launched Museum, Research Now and Into the Future”, and features talks from experts from the Universities of Portsmouth and Swansea, as well as members of the Mary Rose Trust research team.   Further details and a… Read more »

Digital research techniques to help unravel Tudor mysteries as new Mary Rose project launched   For the first time human remains and other artefacts found on the Tudor warship Mary Rose are being released to a global audience as interactive 3D digital resources.     The images will be released on a website www.virtualtudors.org which will… Read more »

The Mary Rose Trust is proud to announce that after significant changes and a six month closure The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will reopen to the public on the 20th July 2016. This stage of development has cost approximately £5.4 million to complete.   For the first time in 23 years visitors will breathe the same… Read more »