For almost three decades since being raised from the Solent, the hull of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s 500-year-old flagship – has been continuously sprayed, first with chilled fresh water to remove salt and then with Polyethlene Glycol (PEG), a water soluble wax which prevents shrinkage of the timbers, having been submerged underwater for… Read more »

Our new Mary Rose Museum will open 31st May 2013!     The new Mary Rose Museum will form the new centrepiece to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to The Royal Navy, one of the UK’s major visitor destinations. Lincoln Clarke, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard said “The Mary Rose was built in Portsmouth 500… Read more »

At a loose end as to what to do this holiday? Why not come down to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and visit the Mary Rose Story. We currently have the UK Premiere of the Les Misérables Costume and Prop Exhibition! Featuring costumes and props from the recent Hollywood film, you’ll be sure to have fun.  … Read more »

If you haven’t heard already we are pleased to announce that the Mary Rose Story will be hosting  the UK Premiere Exhibition of the Oscar nominated Les Misérables.   For the first time in the UK, courtesy of NBC Universal Archive and Collections, costumes and props from the recent Hollywood Blockbuster will be on display from… Read more »

How the Mary Rose Trust is Making History Through Science   The Mary Rose Trust is thrilled to be showcasing its ground-breaking science research to the next generation of scientists at The Big Bang Fair at the ExCel, London 14-17 March 2013   The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and… Read more »

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the UK Premiere Exhibition of the Oscar nominated Les Misérables. Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2013 At the Mary Rose Story, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Following the success of the Hollywood blockbuster Les Miserablés, The Mary Rose Story is thrilled to have the Oscar and… Read more »

We are pleased to announce that the Victorious Festival will be returning to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.   The Belle Isle and Southsea Boutique Market present Victorious Festival on 24th and 25th August.   With 5 stages of live music to choose from and an amazing line-up of singers, this is sure to be an exciting… Read more »

If you haven’t already heard, we are very pleased to say that we have hit our target!   With over 150 donations from the general public and organisations, we managed to raise the last £35,000 in just under two weeks.   We would like to thank you all for your kindness and helping to conclude… Read more »

Wondering what to do this half term? We have lots of free activities for you to enjoy such as Fun with Flags, Sundials and Silver Card Armour. Along with artefact handling and costumed interpreters you’ll be sure to have fun. The activities are running everyday from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm until Sunday.  Share on Tumblr

TEACHER PREVIEWS Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April 2013 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00   Tour the amazing New Mary Rose Museum!   See the state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Learning Centre.   Find out more about our new History and Science programmes for primary, secondary and A Level students.   Meet… Read more »