Posts By: Collections Team

It wasn’t just the Mary Rose Trust who were diving on the Mary Rose wrecksite…   During the excavation on the Mary Rose, two cuttlefish appeared to live on the wreck site and were adopted by the divers as pets. One was affectionately called Cuthbert, as can be seen in this article from the Portsmouth News,… Read more »

By the end of June, the Mary Rose Trust Collections Volunteers had digitised 5,651 of the 35mm slides held in the archive. Looking back it’s incredible at just how much progress has been made since the team started on this digitisation project in February. We are over 1/3 of the way towards the target of… Read more »

The Collections Volunteers have been making amazing progress. About a week after we announced we had digitised 1,000 slides, our volunteers reached the next landmark of 1,500 and Last week they reached the 2,000 mark!  Now that the progress thermometer’s picture of what’s under The Solent is starting to take shape, you should be able… Read more »

Over the last few months, the Collections Team have been preparing for a very daunting, but incredibly exciting project: The digitisation of the huge Mary Rose archive! Thanks to support from Arts Council England’s Designated Development Fund, we have been able to kick off Phase 1 of the project, starting with digitising our photographic material…. Read more »

If you have come to see the Mary Rose Museum since its re-launch on 20th July 2016, you may have noticed some of the many changes made in the museum and its galleries.   In case you have not been able to visit yet, cannot remember what it looked before, or have only visited the… Read more »

Since the end of November 2015 the Mary Rose Museum has been closed, with only a mini exhibition and film available to our visitors. During this period, we’ve had nearly 9,000 visitors, and according to our surveys they’ve all gone away satisfied, but even so, they still ask “What’s going on in the museum?”  … Read more »

In December, we needed to relocate a three ton demi cannon in the Upper Deck Context Gallery to the Admiral’s Gallery next door as it was in the way of a planned new airlock. A simple task you might think, especially with the museum closed due to the Phase 2 works. It actually required weeks… Read more »