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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 »

After the Battle of the Solent had ended, the French had withdrawn and the clean-up process had begun, work on recovering the Mary Rose was started.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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Teachers and museum educators agree working in partnership can transform pupils’ learning. There is no substitute for experiencing history first-hand!   Over the last few months we have been watching the development of the new primary History Curriculum carefully and planning opportunities for pupils to continue to engage with the Mary Rose story. Many museums… Read more »

The Mary Rose has, over the years, given birth to a number of myths. The main one is the tale of her sinking on her maiden voyage, which we’re slowly trying to kill off, but recently a new one has appeared.   We’ve had hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor over the last year, the vast majority… Read more »

The Mary Rose is, thanks to her high profile recovery in 1982, a fairly well-known name in the UK, but where did the name come from?   There have been many suggestions over the years, but these are the main ones.   Mary Boleyn. Let’s just get this out of the way. Despite what you… Read more »

Much is made of the Mary Rose’s last battle, but you rarely hear about her first, the Battle of Saint-Mathieu, 33 years earlier.   Europe, 1512; The War of the League of Cambrai was waging, and at this point England had allied itself with Spain, the Papal states and the Holy Roman Empire against an… Read more »