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When HMS Duncan departed on her maiden mission on 2nd March, she took with her an extra crewmember – Hatch, the ship’s dog from the Mary Rose!   Obviously, this wasn’t the real dog, whose preserved remains are on display in the Mary Rose’s multi-award winning museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but a cuddly replica…. Read more »

Yes, this was an April Fool’s prank. We’re not actually going to produce a Mary Rose Sauce. Sorry!   Obviously, this was inspired by the existence of the popular seafood dressing, Marie Rose Sauce, which is sometimes claimed to have been invented by the Mary Rose dive team. It was actually created in the 1960s by TV… Read more »

The Mary Rose museum has been accepted as a member of ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.   The decision, which was unanimous across the board,  means that the Mary Rose Museum sits alongside the major attractions and museums in the UK, such as the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Historic Royal… Read more »

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The Mary Rose Museum received a visit from Culture minister Ed Vaizey on 5th February 2015. Although he visited the museum back in November 2012, this was the first time he’d visited since it opened in May 2013.   Mr Vaizet appears to have been impressed, saying “It is incredible, one of the best museums… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum has been awarded a coveted Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South Awards 2014.   Held at the iconic Grand Brighton Hotel last night, the presentation evening celebrated the elite visitor experiences across the South and South East of England and recognised their outstanding contribution to… Read more »

THE MARY ROSE MUSEUM WILL BE TAKEN OVER – BY TEENAGERS!  If you come down to the Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Friday 21st November 2014, you’re in for a big surprise! You’ll find teenagers doing jobs and taking on roles that adults usually do. Students from St Edmund’s Catholic School, Portsmouth,… Read more »

An international team of scientists have identified the youngest member of the Mary Rose’s crew: The ship’s dog. Recovered over a period of several months, the dog was found partially outside the carpenter’s cabin, the rest inside, under a pile of chests belonging to the carpenter and several gunners.   After many years in the… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum has received THE HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS AWARD for RBS MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR. The best of the county’s companies were in the spotlight as the winners of the Hampshire Business Awards were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 30th   Winners in five categories were revealed at an exclusive awards… Read more »

The Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Mary Rose Museum on Saturday 4th October. The concert features a selection of musical arrangements based around the Mary Rose, the Tudor period and all things nautical. Many of the arrangements have never been performed before by the choir, who have taken great delight… Read more »