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 experience to a wider audience!
Our first trip out in our pop-up museum, which was designed to resemble the multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, was to the Chalke Valley History Festival, where we had demonstrations of Tudor games, dressing up and costumed guides taking visitors on a tour of the Cowdray engraving, which depicts the loss of the Mary Rose at the Battle of the Solent.
Paul Griffiths, Head of operations at the Mary Rose Museum, said “We are really excited to be taking the Mary Rose Pop-up Museum out on the road over the next 12 months visiting medieval fairs, castles, palaces and even music festivals. It will give us a chance to reach out to new audiences who may have previously not engaged with the Mary Rose and hopefully get them inspired to visit our amazing museum.”
A list of venues the pop-up museum will be attending, including Tewkesbury Mediaeval Festival and the Victorious Festival in Southsea, is available at http://www.maryrose.org/popup-museum/, with more being added as we confirm bookings.
If you want a more detailed overview of our work though, we can also visit community groups through our Outreach Programme, or through our Mary Rose Information Group speakers. Find out more at http://www.maryrose.org/we-visit-you/.