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It’s only a guess on our part but if you’re considering the Mary Rose Museum for your celebration then maybe you’re more than a bit interested in the nautical life and its heritage and traditions?   Fact is that while the Mary Rose may seem very old to all of us, in naval defence terms… Read more »

Feed the Fleet!  Practical Maths for Home Educators Families Includes visit to newly re-opened Mary Rose Museum Limited places available Friday 16 September 2016 10:30 – 15:00   Disaster!  We sail tomorrow.  No food supplies have arrived and the Purser has run away!  The men will be really unhappy if they don’t get their dinner… Read more »

If you have come to see the Mary Rose Museum since its re-launch on 20th July 2016, you may have noticed some of the many changes made in the museum and its galleries.   In case you have not been able to visit yet, cannot remember what it looked before, or have only visited the… Read more »

Learning at Hampton Court

As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog, we at the Mary Rose Museum are very keen on staff development, with training sessions taking place throughout the quiet winter months. Much as schools come to us to learn things they couldn’t do inside the classroom, we decided that we needed to go on ‘school trips’ of… Read more »

Museum of the Ancient Ships of Pisa

Some members of the Mary Rose conservation team, myself included, recently had the privilege to spend a week in Florence, Italy, to attend WOAM 2016, which is a conference organised every three years by the ICOM-CC working group for Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM for short!). ICOM-CC stands for International Council of Museums – Committee… Read more »

The Rubber Duck has undergone a bit of a revolution in the last decade or so. Once shunned as being a bit tacky, that tackiness has been embraced, and thanks to companies like Yarto there are now hundreds of designer ducks, based on everything from the Union flag to Big Ben!   We naturally wanted… Read more »

While  documentation exists to show that the Mary Rose was originally ordered in January 1510, she appears not to have had a name at the time.   Indeed, it wouldn’t be until 18 months later that we get the first mention of the Mary Rose by name, in a somewhat rambling letter from Robert Brigandine,… Read more »

Parrel ball

Artefacts from the Mary Rose have gone on tour all over the world. There have been exhibitions as far afield as the US and Australia, but none of the Mary Rose’s artefacts have travelled as far as parrel ball MR81A594, which in 2011 left Earth altogether!   At a gala dinner for the 2010 space-themed… Read more »