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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 »

With the School Holidays in full flow, you’ll be wanting something to entertain the kids over the next six weeks, so why not start with our cut-out-and-make Henry VIII!   Henry has paper-spring legs, meaning he can sit on desks and shelves, looking out across his kingdom, as well as on flat surfaces. Make sure… Read more »

As a visitor to the Mary Rose Museum it would be hard not to notice the Cowdray Engraving that dominates the first gallery that you enter, staff and volunteers talk about it and you can even buy merchandise in our shop featuring its design!   But what’s it all about? Where did it come from… 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 Minions Amongst Henry VIII’s fleet was a 300 ton carrack called The Minion.   While today the name is more commonly associated with the little yellow creatures from the “Despicable… Read more »

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard provides a perfect opportunity to study large portions of history. For many years, the Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior 1860 have collaborated on exciting learning opportunities making the most of the similarities and differences between the two ships.   In 2011, HMS Warrior 1860 finished the refurbishment of the ship’s sick… Read more »