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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 »

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 The Boats of the Mary Rose The Anthony Roll, which features one of only two contemporary depictions of the Mary Rose, shows the Mary Rose with a boat being… 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 The Mary Rose “Crow’s Nest” While it has become standard to call the look-out point usually located at the top of a mast a “Crow’s Nest”, the term is… Read more »

Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers Winners! We are delighted to report that a team of seven of our volunteers have won the South East regional prize in the prestigious Marsh Award for Museum Learning Volunteers. Congratulations to Alan Copsey, Matt Coumbe, Joy Dunn, Tony Green, Roger Hyson, Paul Nials and Mike Wyles.   The… 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 Sir George Carew’s Dodgy Past! Sir George Carew is probably best known as the Admiral of the Mary Rose on the day she sank, 19th July 1545. However, he has… 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 Feeding the Five Hundred With a crew of 500 mariners and soldiers to feed, it was important that food on the Mary Rose was rationed, to prevent it running… Read more »

Back in February 2014, we took delivery of a sample of our Henry VIII rubber duck, which we worked with the company Yarto to design. We all thought he was lovely, so our digital marketing team grabbed a few snaps of him, and to whet your appetites, put his photo (left) online, expecting a few… Read more »