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SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF HENRY VIII THE MARY ROSE TRUST AT NEW SCIENTIST LIVE 2017 EXCEL LONDON, THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2017 The Mary Rose Trust is delighted to announce their participation in New Scientist Live, ‘the world’s most exciting festival of ideas’, from 28 September –1 October 2017 at the… Read more »

“Lights Up” Mornings at the Mary Rose 27th October 2017, 10am to 12 noon 24th November 2017, 10am to 12 noon 22nd December 2017, 10am to 12 noon 26th January 2018, 10am to 12 noon 23rd February 2018, 10am to 12 noon 23rd March 2018, 10am to 12 noon   The lighting within the Mary Rose Museum is designed to create a… Read more »

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 »