Posts By: Learning Department

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 »

From the Mary Rose Museum to the British Museum – for one week only! 12-16 January 2015 The Mary Rose Learning department’s Clare Barnes spent a week at the British Museum as part of their Knowledge Exchange programme, learning about what they do…   The Knowledge Exchange programme was an exciting prospect. During my week… Read more »

Charlie and June have volunteered at the museum for the last 8 years. They work together on the handling tables around the museum explaining a variety of replica artefacts to our visitors. A favourite is the Surgeon’s table with the Tudor doctor’s equipment for making medicines and treating injuries. What most visitors do not realise… Read more »

“Hi, it’s Georgia from Peter Symonds College. This summer I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Mary Rose Museum to enhance my learning about Tudor history and to give me an experience working in museums. I learned so much about the Mary Rose itself, and about how the museum functioned – plus it gives… Read more »

Our community programme has been in the spotlight recently thanks to our nomination in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards. We were really pleased to see our work with special needs groups across the region featured on ‘The One Show.’   The community outreach programme as it is today started was started in 2006 by… Read more »

Teachers and museum educators agree working in partnership can transform pupils’ learning. There is no substitute for experiencing history first-hand!   Over the last few months we have been watching the development of the new primary History Curriculum carefully and planning opportunities for pupils to continue to engage with the Mary Rose story. Many museums… Read more »

Chris Dobbs was an archaeologist who dived down to the Mary Rose and helped with the excavation in 1982. Chris is now Head of Interpretation at the Mary Rose Trust.  He was kind enough to share his experience with me in this interview.   Kay: “Hi Chris, first of all I’d like to know how… Read more »

Hello, my name is Kay Seago and I am currently in my second year of studying history at the University of Winchester. For the past eight weeks I have been undertaking a work placement at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.  The reason that I chose to carry out my work placement at the Mary… Read more »

Studying the 1980s in your school? St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Waterlooville kicked off their 1980s topic with a visit from the Mary Rose team.   On 11 October 1982 all eyes were on Portsmouth as King Henry VIII’s ship was raised from the seabed after 437 years. 60 million people worldwide watched the… Read more »