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A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general.  Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Ballast on the Mary Rose 102 tonnes of ballast were on board the Mary Rose when she sank. Consisting of broken flints similar to those originating in the Portsmouth Area, the presence of… 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 »

A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general.  Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Pancakes on the Mary Rose? An inventory of “stuff, tackle, apparel, ordnance, artillery and habiliments of War” made on 27th July 1514, lists the Mary Rose carrying, among all the rigging and… Read more »

Think outside the box – in our amazing space!   Everyone knows what’s supposed to happen on those breakout sessions and corporate awaydays. Blue-sky thinking (even though you’re stuck in a boring room-without-a-view), pushing the envelope (even though everything feels more back-of-the-envelope) and all the hope that perishes when the attendees realise it’s still four… Read more »

According to the website SuccessfulMeetings.com, experiential meetings are a hot theme for 2017.     The experts suggest that businesses and companies will ‘continue to look for experiences and adventures’ and ‘synergy between location and property’.   We may be a teeny bit biased but we think we have some pretty amazing synergy at the… Read more »

“Hello, my name is Sam and I have had the great pleasure of working with the Mary Rose Learning Team in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Learning Centre for the last two weeks. Sadly, my time is now over and I will be returning to the University of Chichester to continue my teaching degree.    … Read more »

    2016 has been in interesting year, for many reasons both bad and good, depending on your point of view. For the Mary Rose Trust, though, it’s mostly been positive January January, as those of you who’ve been with us a while will know, is usually a fairly quiet month.   While this year… Read more »

Powder Ladle (Pear wood) Remains of up to 21 Powder Ladles were recovered from the Mary Rose. They were used to load powder, most likely in a canvas pouch or cartridge, into a muzzle loading gun. The actual ‘ladle’ part was made of iron or, in this case, copper which was less likely to generate a… Read more »

Carpenter’s chest with dove-tail joints This chest was found in the Carpenters’ cabin and contained a variety of personal items, including finger rings, pewter plates, a book, some lead weights and dice in a leather pouch, and the sundial in a box.   Dovetail joints were uncommon in carpentry of 16th Century Britain, suggesting that… Read more »