The British Ambassador to Sweden with the Management teams of the Vasa Museum and the Mary Rose

During the Mary Rose trip to Sweden, the team got to meet a VIP! Here’s Diane Budden with the full story… On the 12th of November 2015 the Mary Rose team were delighted to be joined by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sweden, Mr David Cairns and his wife Sharon, at the Vasa Museum, Stockholm for… Read more »

Over the weekend we sent two of our volunteers, Tony Green and Barry Reah, to London to represent us at the Lord Mayor’s Show. Here is their story, in their own words; “Saturday 14th November saw a very early start. Because of railway engineering works, we set off at 7.30 for Guildford, parked the car… Read more »

Last week a lucky group of staff and volunteers travelled to Sweden, in search of the Vasa, a Swedish warship that sank in Stockholm harbour in  1628. Jane Anderson, one of our museum volunteers, documents their trip…   “Everybody in the Mary Rose Museum has met the visitor who says ‘it’s not like the Vasa’;… 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 – 27th October 2015 –  The boats of the Mary Rose The Anthony Roll, which features one of only two contemporary depictions of the Mary… Read more »

science in classroom

Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers Winners! We are delighted to report that a team of seven of our volunteers have won the South East regional prize in the prestigious Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers. Congratulations to Alan Copsey, Matt Coumbe, Joy Dunn, Tony Green, Roger Hyson, Paul Nials and Mike Wyles.   The… Read more »


  As you know, Hatch, the Mary Rose’s ratter, is on deployment with HMS Duncan, patrolling the Persian Gulf.   While he may not actually have his own uniform, we’ve created a unique version of our papercraft Hatch, complete with customised division patch. You can even chose between two hats, one for HMS Duncan, the… Read more »


Back in February 2014, we took delivery of a sample of our Henry VIII rubber duck, which we worked with the company Yarto to design. We all thought he was lovely, so our digital marketing team grabbed a few snaps of him, and to whet your appetites, put his photo (left) online, expecting a few… Read more »


With the School Holidays in full flow, you’ll be wanting something to entertain the kids over the next six weeks, so why not start with our cut-out-and-make Henry VIII!   Henry has paper-spring legs, meaning he can sit on desks and shelves, looking out across his kingdom, as well as on flat surfaces. Make sure… Read more »

The Cowdray Engraving, depicting the Battle of the Solent and the Loss of the Mary Rose.

As a visitor to the Mary Rose Museum it would be hard not to notice the Cowdray Engraving that dominates the first gallery that you enter, staff and volunteers talk about it and you can even buy merchandise in our shop featuring its design!   But what’s it all about? Where did it come from… Read more »