Monday Makes

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 »

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 »

  Life on board the Mary Rose wasn’t all fighting, working and eating weevily biscuits, there was time for fun too. Among the objects recovered from the Mary Rose were several musical instruments, including a Still Shawm, not heard in centuries, drums, pipes and fiddles, all of which appear to have been tuned to play… Read more »

This summer, find the time to make your own Mary Rose Compass Sundial!   This model is based on a compass found on the upper deck of the Mary Rose. Our model is a bit bigger than the real one (33mm wide and 6mm thick), but you can always resize it if you’re a stickler for… Read more »

For May half term, we’ve produced another of our papercraft models!   This model is based on a chest found on the Orlop deck of the Mary Rose. Inside it was enough money to pay a ship’s captain for a month, which along with other items found inside makes us believe that it belonged to… Read more »

As March is Craft Month, we’ve decided to add a new papercraft model to our range!   This is a model of one of our Galley furnaces, a pair of which were found in a state of disrepair in the hold area of the Mary Rose.   These galley ovens were made of bricks, one… Read more »

The main part of the Mary Rose Museum is currently closed for our Phase 2 works (we still have our mini exhibition though, as well as our travelling Pop-up Museum!), but if you really want to visit, you can always make your own with today’s Monday Make!   It’s a bit of a fiddly one,… Read more »