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Tomorrow you will get the chance to see over 200 years of Royal Navy history from a single viewpoint, as the Mary Rose Museum opens their bridge balcony, which overlooks HMS Victory, HMS M33 and the latest addition to the Fleet, HMS Queen Elizabeth!   At 1pm you will be served either Prosecco or Orange Juice… Read more »

On August 17th-18th, during our Totally Tudor Costume week,  the Mary Rose Museum will be receiving a special visit from one of the wives of HRH King Henry VIII, who with their Ladies in Waiting will be making their Royal Progress through the museum, meeting visitors and surveying what remains of her husband’s favourite warship, the… Read more »

“We are greatly saddened by news of actor Robert Hardy’s death. He was a true gentleman and joy to work with. Robert’s work with the Mary Rose has been transformational as the leading specialist on the longbow.  Without his enthusiasm, skill and knowledge of the craft of archery, the subject would be much diminished.  ”… Read more »

Tudor History Mystery Practical History Workshops for Home Educator Families Thursday 7 September 2017 10:30 — 15:00 Guided Practical Activities Investigate the sinking of King Henry VIII’s favourite ship in an activity based on contemporary sources—vote for your top theory!   Handle and discuss replica mystery objects to discover life on board ship for rich… Read more »

It’s been a whole year since we reopened the Mary Rose Museum, and since then we’ve welcomed over 380,000 people into the museum, many of whom are return visitors!   The Mary Rose Museum has the same mix of original Tudor military and personal objects on display (actually, we’ve added a few more; see if… Read more »

Last year, just prior to reopening its doors, Mary Rose Museum crew took over Southsea Castle for a busy Bank Holiday weekend – and this year they are going back bigger and better than before.   Southsea Castle was built in 1544 by Henry VIII as part of a series of fortifications around the Solent… Read more »

Archaeology Week at the Mary Rose Museum Friday 21st July- Friday 28th July 2017 During the Festival of Archaeology 2017 the Mary Rose Museum welcome visitors to hear from archaeologists involved in the world’s largest underwater excavation and from the team working hard to preserve and display her in a unique and stunning museum.   The… Read more »

Last night the Volunteers at the Mary Rose museum were recognised at the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017, where they won an award in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category, supported by IBM. The award was presented last night at Fratton Park, Portsmouth.      James Rodliff, Visitor Operations Manager, said “This is a well-deserved recognition… Read more »

Wow! How are we this close to #MaryRoseLIVE already? It’s been an amazing 2 months or so for everyone involved, but now is the time when reality sets in. With only 7 days left until the teams go live from the Mary Rose Museum, there is still plenty left to organise.   If you’ve been… Read more »