Secondary Education Visits
Improve students’ motivation and skills across the curriculum with a visit to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.
Workshops in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Learning Centre allow students the opportunity for hands-on learning in our classroom or laboratory.
1 hour expert led workshops
Tudor History Mystery
Contribute to the ongoing debate
Why did the Mary Rose sink and why is she so significant? Engage in a genuine debate comparing conflicting primary sources on the sinking of the ship before voting for the most likely theory. Handle mystery replica artefacts. What does this amazing collection reveal about Tudor life? Mary Rose Trust
Science, Conservation & the Mary Rose
Real chemistry and biology at work
How is science saving the Mary Rose for future generations? Investigate the changes caused by 437 years under the sea. Handle real samples of Mary Rose wood and discover polyethylene glycol, the amazing designer polymer, which has given the ship back her strength.
Strictly Tudor Surgery
Renaissance medicine in action
Just how bad was Tudor medicine? How effective was the Mary Rose surgeon? Using costumes and replica artefacts as props role-play the surgeon and his patients in scenarios based on the Mary Rose crew. Medical practice must be strictly Tudor!
Pivotal moments in history
Examine inscriptions found on the Mary Rose and explore their significance. Handle replicas to investigate what the Mary Rose collection tells us about the tumultuous reign King Henry VIII. Explore evidence of change and continuity in church, state and society, 1509 – 1545. Mary Rose Trust
What sank the Mary Rose? Experience Day Supported by Trinity House
An enduring mystery for history and science
Why did the Mary Rose really sink? Explore this continuing mystery in a two part cross-curricular workshop. Was she sunk by French gunfire? Was the ship unstable or overloaded? Were there other factors? Scrutinise the provenance of key sources and weigh the conflicting historical evidence. Test predictions relating to stability and load-bearing capacity of models. Use the scientific evidence to support or refute the theories.
Archaeology Experience Day
World-class archaeology in action
Forget the curriculum for a day and try a new experience. Alongside a museum visit, receive a rare opportunity to find out about the archaeology and conservation of the Mary Rose.
• Discovering how have we become a world leader in conservation science for waterlogged artefacts
• Real and replica artefact handling
GCSE History: Medicine and Health Thematic Study 1545
Put the Medical Renaissance in context at the Mary Rose Museum:
• See the unique collection of Tudor medical equipment
• Assess the extent of knowledge and skill of the surgeon of the Mary Rose
• Investigate the evidence of illnesses and injuries from the human remains found on the ship
• Role-play scenarios using replica artefacts and costumes. Marks awarded for historical accuracy!