This year marks 50 years since Alexander Mckee and  Project Solent Ships began the search for the Mary Rose , and to celebrate  we’ll be holding our Anniversary Lectures on 10th October 2015, the day before the anniversary of the Mary Rose’s raising in 1982.   UPDATE: Booking is now closed for this event, you… Read more »

Resolute, professional, full of drive and determination, Margaret Rule was fundamental to the success of the Mary Rose Project. Fulfilling the mission against the odds, she oversaw what is recognised to be the world’s largest maritime excavation. She was the figurehead for the Mary Rose Trust in those vital early stages of the project and… Read more »

During the IPLiMS seminar, we premièred this video diary produced by Paul Griffiths, James Rodliff and Darren Hussey.   Recorded on an iPhone during their visit to the Vasa Museum as part of a Peer review visit, it’s a bit rough around the edges and the sound quality isn’t great (a Transcript is available), but it tells… Read more »

  The Mary Rose Museum welcomed our 1 millionth visitor today following our opening just over two years ago.   The 1 millionth visitors, Peter and Cathy White, were presented with a Mary Rose decanter by Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, and given a special tour of the museum… Read more »

New stable isotope and ancient DNA analysis of the bones of stored cod provisions recovered from the wreck of the Tudor warship Mary Rose, which sank off the coast of southern England in 1545, has revealed that the fish in the ship’s stores had been caught in surprisingly distant waters: the northern North Sea and… Read more »

The Mary Rose Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Helen Bonser-Wilton. Helen will take over the post from Rear Admiral John Lippiett who retires this September after twelve and a half years in the position.   Helen previously worked at the National Trust, latterly as Operations Director of the… Read more »

Back in February 2014, we took delivery of a sample of our Henry VIII rubber duck, which we worked with the company Yarto to design. We all thought he was lovely, so our digital marketing team grabbed a few snaps of him, and to whet your appetites, put his photo (left) online, expecting a few… Read more »

As we finalise our plans for the next phase of work, we can confirm that the Mary Rose will be taken off view from 30th November   If you are planning a visit to the Mary Rose Museum between 30th November 2015 and Summer 2016, please be aware that it will be entering a period of… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum will be hitting the road this summer, with our Pop-up Museum!   Throughout the summer, the Mary Rose Museum will be taking a ‘Pop-Up Museum’ out around the UK, visiting festivals and historical events. With real and replica artefacts, activities and even a little shop, we’re bringing the Mary Rose Museum… Read more »