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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 »

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As we get into January, traditionally our quietest period, we’re using this time for professional training, ensuring our already amazing team are just that little bit more amazing. Our Visitor Operations Manager, James Rodliff, explains one of the methods we’ve been using…     Customer Service is at the very heart of everything we do… Read more »

2015

A Year at the Mary Rose Museum A review of 2015 by our blogger, Simon. All opinions are his, and don’t necessarily reflect those of the Mary Rose Trust. So, another year over, and it’s time for another look over the last twelve months! You’d think after being open eighteen months things would quieten down,… Read more »

Immediately after conservation, you can see that this log has not been surface cleaned and has traces of dried Polyethylene Glycol, which is used to stabilise the structure of the wood

Hello, I’m Johanna, one of the conservators at the Mary Rose Trust, and I’ll be taking you through some of the work that is happening behind the scenes at the museum. This particular post will cover a set of objects I have devoted a fair bit of my time here to – logs!   Over… Read more »

Tudor Trivia

A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general. Updated most Tuesdays. Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Tudor Trivia – 15th December 2015 – Parrel Assemblages While most of the rigging of the Mary Rose was removed during the Tudor attempts to recover the… Read more »

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As you hopefully know, the Mary Rose is not currently viewable in the museum, due to our Phase 2 works. However, if you’re craving a bit of Tudor warship-action, why not have a go at making our special Monday Make model!   It’s not 100% accurate, but it looks nice on the shelf, and is… Read more »

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Up for some Christmas fun? Why not have a go at our Tudor Christmas Wordsearch!   Just click on the image below to download the pdf version, print it out and away you go! The record in our office is 4 minutes, can you beat it?  Share on Tumblr

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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 »