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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 »

Charley Chamberlain, Learning Assistant, explains how she has re-launched the popular scheme… If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! Teachers and primary pupils across the country have enjoyed our school loan boxes for many years. Thanks to generous on-going support from DHL, the Museum has been able to provide these boxes… Read more »

Uncovering the Tudors

We are excited to announce a new series of talks and events to take place at the Mary Rose Museum throughout 2014: ‘Uncovering the Tudors’. The first event will be a talk by renowned historian and novelist Alison Weir.   Alison Weir is one of Britain’s most famous historians. She has published 16 works of… Read more »

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the Mary Rose Museum opened its doors to the public. It feels like only yesterday that we were still in the old museum, surrounded by empty display cases, wondering if we’d ever get to the new place!   Looking back on the day of the… Read more »

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For May half term, we’ve produced another of our papercraft models!   This model is based on a chest found on the Orlop deck of the Mary Rose. Inside it was enough money to pay a ship’s captain for a month, which along with other items found inside makes us believe that it belonged to… Read more »

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The Mary Rose has, over the years, given birth to a number of myths. The main one is the tale of her sinking on her maiden voyage, which we’re slowly trying to kill off, but recently a new one has appeared.   We’ve had hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor over the last year, the vast majority… Read more »

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The Mary Rose is, thanks to her high profile recovery in 1982, a fairly well-known name in the UK, but where did the name come from?   There have been many suggestions over the years, but these are the main ones.   Mary Boleyn. Let’s just get this out of the way. Despite what you… Read more »

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Much is made of the Mary Rose’s last battle, but you rarely hear about her first, the Battle of Saint-Mathieu, 33 years earlier.   Europe, 1512; The War of the League of Cambrai was waging, and at this point England had allied itself with Spain, the Papal states and the Holy Roman Empire against an… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »