Blog

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 »

July has been a very busy month on the Mary Rose Digitisation Project. At the end of the month, we reached the major milestone of 7,500 digitised images. This marks the half way point towards our Phase 1 target of 15,000 digitised images. A huge congratulations to the Collections Volunteers for their enthusiasm and support… Read more »

It wasn’t just the Mary Rose Trust who were diving on the Mary Rose wrecksite…   During the excavation on the Mary Rose, two cuttlefish appeared to live on the wreck site and were adopted by the divers as pets. One was affectionately called Cuthbert, as can be seen in this article from the Portsmouth News,… Read more »

It’s been a whole year since we reopened the Mary Rose Museum, and since then we’ve welcomed over 380,000 people into the museum, many of whom are return visitors!   The Mary Rose Museum has the same mix of original Tudor military and personal objects on display (actually, we’ve added a few more; see if… Read more »

By the end of June, the Mary Rose Trust Collections Volunteers had digitised 5,651 of the 35mm slides held in the archive. Looking back it’s incredible at just how much progress has been made since the team started on this digitisation project in February. We are over 1/3 of the way towards the target of… Read more »