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Charlie and June have volunteered at the museum for the last 8 years. They work together on the handling tables around the museum explaining a variety of replica artefacts to our visitors. A favourite is the Surgeon’s table with the Tudor doctor’s equipment for making medicines and treating injuries. What most visitors do not realise… Read more »

This blog is a sort-of sequel to one written for the Huffington Post, so once you’ve read that, come back…   Right, hope you enjoyed it. While the maiden voyage myth (if you skipped the link, the Mary Rose had time between launching and sinking to enjoy a 34 year long career) is our most… Read more »

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“Hi, it’s Georgia from Peter Symonds College. This summer I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Mary Rose Museum to enhance my learning about Tudor history and to give me an experience working in museums. I learned so much about the Mary Rose itself, and about how the museum functioned – plus it gives… Read more »

sundials web

This summer, find the time to make your own Mary Rose Compass Sundial!   This model is based on a compass found on the upper deck of the Mary Rose. Our model is a bit bigger than the real one (33mm wide and 6mm thick), but you can always resize it if you’re a stickler for… Read more »

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After the Battle of the Solent had ended, the French had withdrawn and the clean-up process had begun, work on recovering the Mary Rose was started. Even though she was quite an old ship, with 34 years behind her when she sank in 1545, she was still a valuable asset, as well as the property… Read more »

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 »

Image courtesy Will Cullen.

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 »

Purser's chest

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 »