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Tudor History Mystery Practical History Workshops for Home Educator Families Thursday 7 September 2017 10:30 — 15:00 Guided Practical Activities Investigate the sinking of King Henry VIII’s favourite ship in an activity based on contemporary sources—vote for your top theory!   Handle and discuss replica mystery objects to discover life on board ship for rich… Read more »

  Springwood Junior School in Waterlooville, Hampshire, came to visit the Mary Rose Museum recently and they were  inspired to write some descriptive pieces based on what life would have been like for the crew members of the Mary Rose on a normal day and when the ship sank.   They very kindly sent us some examples,… Read more »

Feed the Fleet!  Practical Maths for Home Educators Families Includes visit to newly re-opened Mary Rose Museum Limited places available Friday 16 September 2016 10:30 – 15:00   Disaster!  We sail tomorrow.  No food supplies have arrived and the Purser has run away!  The men will be really unhappy if they don’t get their dinner… Read more »

Portsmouth High School at the Mary Rose Museum

Portsmouth High School & Mary Rose Museum – Partners in Education Portsmouth High School and the Mary Rose Museum, in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, have a long-standing relationship which encompasses teachers, pupils, parents and the Museum Team. This special relationship has been formalised as part of the Mary Rose Partners in Education programme. Portsmouth High School… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum has been involved with Shakespeare Week, a national scheme run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, since its inception. Despite the fact that Shakespeare himself would never have seen the Mary Rose, as he was born in 1564, nearly 20 years after King Henry VIII’s famous warship sank, the collection gives a… Read more »

    The Mary Rose Museum have teamed up with EBP South to deliver a new and exciting Maths challenge to pupils across the area. The day is designed to enthuse young people in a subject sometimes seen as boring or difficult. ‘Feed the Fleet’ is a Tudor themed challenge for Year 4 pupils to… Read more »

It is well known that school visits to museums are a powerful tool to support teachers in delivering outstanding teaching and learning.   “Learning outside the classroom is about raising young people’s achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance.” Council for Learning Outside the Classroom  … Read more »

Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers Winners! We are delighted to report that a team of seven of our volunteers have won the South East regional prize in the prestigious Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers. Congratulations to Alan Copsey, Matt Coumbe, Joy Dunn, Tony Green, Roger Hyson, Paul Nials and Mike Wyles.   The… Read more »

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard provides a perfect opportunity to study large portions of history. For many years, the Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior 1860 have collaborated on exciting learning opportunities making the most of the similarities and differences between the two ships.   In 2011, HMS Warrior 1860 finished the refurbishment of the ship’s sick… Read more »

The Southampton branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club visited the Mary Rose Museum this month.   The YAC members and leaders took part in a roundabout of activities.  They compared wet and dry ‘dig’ environments; identified ‘mystery’ objects; investigated materials under the microscope and looked at what human remains can tell us about people in… Read more »