Life on board the Mary Rose wasn’t all fighting, working and eating weevily biscuits, there was time for fun too. Among the objects recovered from the Mary Rose were several musical instruments, including a Still Shawm, not heard in centuries, drums, pipes and fiddles, all of which appear to have been tuned to play together!
This model is based on a fiddle on display in the Admiral’s gallery of the Mary Rose Museum, alongside many high-end objects from the Tudor period, including pewter plates and gold coins.
As with previous models, we recommend printing this model onto card, especially as the neck is rather thin, and will need support. We also recommend strong glue or double-sided tape, to ensure the parts stay together.