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A Year at the Mary Rose Museum A review of 2015 by our blogger, Simon. All opinions are his, and don’t necessarily reflect those of the Mary Rose Trust. So, another year over, and it’s time for another look over the last twelve months! You’d think after being open eighteen months things would quieten down,… Read more »

Hello, I’m Johanna, one of the conservators at the Mary Rose Trust, and I’ll be taking you through some of the work that is happening behind the scenes at the museum. This particular post will cover a set of objects I have devoted a fair bit of my time here to – logs!   Over… Read more »

A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general. Updated most Tuesdays. Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Parrel Assemblages While most of the rigging of the Mary Rose was removed during the Tudor attempts to recover the ship, some spare elements were recovered below decks, including this… Read more »

If you’re craving a bit of Tudor warship-action, why not have a go at making our special Monday Make model!   It’s not 100% accurate, but it looks nice on the shelf, and is extra special as it can be folded away for easy storage! Plus it comes in both colour and black and white,… Read more »

Up for some Christmas fun? Why not have a go at our Tudor Christmas Wordsearch!   Just click on the image below to download the pdf version, print it out and away you go! The record in our office is 4 minutes, can you beat it?  Share on Tumblr

In December, we needed to relocate a three ton demi cannon in the Upper Deck Context Gallery to the Admiral’s Gallery next door as it was in the way of a planned new airlock. A simple task you might think, especially with the museum closed due to the Phase 2 works. It actually required weeks… Read more »

During the Mary Rose trip to Sweden, the team got to meet a VIP! Here’s Diane Budden with the full story… On the 12th of November 2015 the Mary Rose team were delighted to be joined by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sweden, Mr David Cairns and his wife Sharon, at the null, Stockholm for a… Read more »

Over the weekend we sent two of our volunteers, Tony Green and Barry Reah, to London to represent us at the Lord Mayor’s Show. Here is their story, in their own words; “Saturday 14th November saw a very early start. Because of railway engineering works, we set off at 7.30 for Guildford, parked the car… Read more »

Last week a lucky group of staff and volunteers travelled to Sweden, in search of the Vasa, a Swedish warship that sank in Stockholm harbour in  1628. Jane Anderson, one of our museum volunteers, documents their trip…   “Everybody in the Mary Rose Museum has met the visitor who says ‘it’s not like the Vasa’;… Read more »

It is well known that school visits to museums are a powerful tool to support teachers in delivering outstanding teaching and learning.   “Learning outside the classroom is about raising young people’s achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance.” Council for Learning Outside the Classroom  … Read more »