Chris Dobbs was an archaeologist who dived down to the Mary Rose and helped with the excavation in 1982. Chris is now Head of Interpretation at the Mary Rose Trust.  He was kind enough to share his experience with me in this interview.   Kay: “Hi Chris, first of all I’d like to know how… Read more »

Hello, my name is Kay Seago and I am currently in my second year of studying history at the University of Winchester. For the past eight weeks I have been undertaking a work placement at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.  The reason that I chose to carry out my work placement at the Mary… Read more »

If you look at our TripAdvisor reviews, you’ll see that the vast majority of them are positive. However, we do see a few criticisms that pop up over and over again. While our museum staff and volunteers do try and explain the reasoning for some of these issues, they obviously can’t speak to everyone.  … Read more »

As March is Craft Month, we’ve decided to add a new papercraft model to our range!   This is a model of one of our Galley furnaces, a pair of which were found in a state of disrepair in the hold area of the Mary Rose.   These galley ovens were made of bricks, one… Read more »

One of the wonderful things about the Mary Rose is that the artefacts tell the story of the lives of ordinary sailors, people who otherwise would remain unrecorded in history. However, there is one account of the activities of Mary Rose sailors in official records, but sadly they weren’t distinguishing themselves…   On 11th June… Read more »

Our ship’s ratter ‘Hatch’ is getting around a lot at the moment. Not only have we recently started stocking his guide to the Mary Rose in our shop, but he’s also been the subject of our half term activity, which will be having its last day on Friday, 21st February.   It may seem odd,… Read more »

We know that the Mary Rose Museum might not immediately spring to mind as a wedding venue. However, the museum’s beautiful events spaces really do create a magical location in which to celebrate your special day.   Enter the enthralling world of King Henry VIII’s pride and joy: the Mary Rose. The museum is truly… Read more »

Merchant Adventurers by James Evans is an extraordinary story of discovery, adventure, daring and tragedy. We are very excited that James will be visiting the Mary Rose Museum on the 20/02/2014 to give a free talk on his book.    In 1553 three ships set sail north-east from London in search of the rich civilizations… Read more »

Mary Rose Battle honours Armada 1588 Cadiz 1596 Lowestoft 1665 Four Days’ Battle 1666 Orfordness 1666 The Seven Algerines 1669 Sole Bay 1672 Schoonveld 1673 Texel 1673 Jutland 1916 Scandanavian Convoy 1917 What many people don’t realise is that the Mary Rose currently on display in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard wasn’t the last naval vessel to… Read more »