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In the last 12 months the Mary Rose Museum has enjoyed considerable success as a truly unique venue for both corporate and private events. Since May 2013 our dedicated Hospitality team have hosted 70 events, including our first ever wedding reception! We are extremely proud of our event spaces, as well as the stunning views… Read more »

A recent study has shown that playing boardgames can improve a child’s mathematical abilities. Whether that’s true or not is another thing, but it shows that even though we live in an increasingly digital age, people still like playing board games!   Which is lucky for us, as we’ve recently launched a few of our own,… Read more »

This week’s Monday Make is a bit more challenging, an Iron Gun! Sadly, it doesn’t work, but it’s based on gun 81A2614, a Port Piece which, rather unexpectedly for most people, is actually a breech loader!  A chamber at the rear could be removed, allowing it to be loaded with powder, while the shot was… Read more »

Everyone loves Hatch, the small whippet/terrier cross who was responsible for keeping the rat population down on the Mary Rose, so we thought, “Why not let everyone make their own?”     There are two versions to download; a colour one based on our museum mascot, and a black and white one you can colour however… Read more »

  One of the many interesting items in our museum is the Master Gunner’s Tankard, with the decorated lid and image on a gun on the front. Made of Oak, Beech and Poplar, this flagon was found outside the carpenter’s cabin, in close proximity to the dog’s skeleton!   The lid features a Fleur de… Read more »

  The Mary Rose has been expanding its reach with the use of Social Media. As well as our popular Facebook and Twitter pages, we’ve recently spread out to Pinterest and Instagram! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Pinterest and Instagram, they’re both online photo sharing sites, but they serve different purposes. Pinterest… Read more »

Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter may remember the picture on the left. This small knitted bear had been found by one of our team in the Museum, and had been placed in lost property. When he hadn’t been collected at the end of the day, he was passed on to… Read more »

Support the Hairy Roses – justgiving.com/fundraising/hairyrosesanta    The Men of the Mary Rose (“the Hairy Roses“) will be running the 5K Santa Fun Run this year in memory of our dear friend and colleague Yvonne Shaw who sadly passed away in October after a short battle with cancer. Yvonne was an incredibly popular member of our Mary… Read more »