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The Roses of the Mary Rose Branding is everything. Everybody recognises the Nike swoosh, the Apple logo, or the McDonalds Arches, because they’re everywhere. In England during the time of the Mary Rose, the most prominent image was the Tudor Rose, symbol of the Royal Family, and of the king, Henry VIII.   While the… Read more »

February 14th is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year – but why confine romance to just one day? With gorgeous views, atmospheric spaces, and the awe-inspiring hull of a Tudor warship as the stunning backdrop, the Mary Rose is a truly magical place to fall in love with at any time… Read more »

Back in February 2017, thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund, the Mary Rose Trust were able to start the process of digitising its vast photographic archive of the material.  After fully getting our heads round what was required, we recruited a fantastic team of enthusiastic and determined Collections Volunteers to help… Read more »

In late October, we welcomed eight new Collections Volunteers to the digitisation team. Following an induction day, which involved an introduction and overview of the Mary Rose Trust, we commenced training on all the digitisation processes. After this, the new team members wasted no time in getting stuck into the digitisation project alongside the existing… Read more »

Napoleon Bonaparte is popularly quoted as saying “An army marches on its stomach”, and even though he wasn’t born until long after the Mary Rose sank, the crew of that warship knew the importance of being well fed.   Among the 19,000 objects recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose, we found evidence of… Read more »

Mary Rose weddings, with a little inspiration from the royals… As Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip celebrate a remarkable 70 years of marriage on 20th November, we thought we’d take a look at royal weddings through the centuries, and see what inspiration we can draw from them.   Princess Margaret’s wedding to Antony Armstrong-Jones in… Read more »

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 The Peter Pomegranate – The Mary Rose’s Sister Ship Built in 1510 in Portsmouth, The Peter Pomegranate was a 300 ton carrack, enlarged to 600 tonnes in 1536.  … Read more »

“Hello, my name is Elisa and I have the pleasure of working with the Conservation Department of the Mary Rose Trust for the next two months.   This internship is supported by the Erasmus program and the University of Cadiz where I am studying a Master’s degree of Nautical and Underwater Archaeology. Before I studied… Read more »

Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – October 2017 October has been a major month in the Digitisation project in terms of milestones that we have now reached.  Firstly, the Collections Volunteers have completed the digitisation of the 35mm slides currently held in the archive!  This is a huge achievement in itself, but on top of… Read more »