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There’s always plenty going on at the Mary Rose and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. From new findings in archaeological research, to visitor events, there’s plenty to keep you interested. You can find all our latest news right here.

The Dog, on display in the Mary Rose Museum

An international team of scientists have identified the youngest member of the Mary Rose’s crew: The ship’s dog. Recovered over a period of several months, the dog was found partially outside the carpenter’s cabin, the rest inside, under a pile of chests belonging to the carpenter and several gunners. After many years in the collections… Read more »

Winner of the RBS Management Award, The Mary Rose Trust, l-r Justin Webb, Charles Barker (Mary Rose Trust) & Dan Salanson (RBS)

The Mary Rose Museum has received THE HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS AWARD for RBS MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR. The best of the county’s companies were in the spotlight as the winners of the Hampshire Business Awards were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 30th   Winners in five categories were revealed at an exclusive awards… Read more »

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The Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Mary Rose Museum on Saturday 4th October. The concert features a selection of musical arrangements based around the Mary Rose, the Tudor period and all things nautical. Many of the arrangements have never been performed before by the choir, who have taken great delight… Read more »

Teaching History with 100 Objects

A Tudor gun from the Mary Rose Museum to be used by the British Museum for its ‘Teaching History with 100 Objects’ project which starts today. The Mary Rose Museum’s Culverin has been chosen as one of the select objects included in the British Museum’s new Teaching History with 100 Objects online resource, a project… Read more »

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This summer we’ve got loads of FREE family fun taking place at the Mary Rose!   Tuesday 29th July – Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Drop in between 2pm – 4pm Make your own Mary Rose Artefact every Tuesday of the School Holidays – A different one each week! What will you be making? A flagon,… Read more »

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for another National Lottery Good Causes Award in the Best Heritage category – and we need your vote!   Every year the National Lottery offer thousands of projects the opportunity to tell their story through the National Lottery Awards. Including the Heritage category, Voluntary, Sport,… Read more »

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Only 55 weeks since opening, the Mary Rose Museum has received its 500,000th visitors!   The Swedish family of four, Per Ruottinem, Annika Wijk and their children Klas and Maja Wijk, were greeted by Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, and presented with a bag of goodies.   After a… Read more »

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A new dive to the remaining submerged sections of the Mary Rose has allowed archaeologists to survey the current state of the shipwreck in the Solent   Divers head down to the shipwreck of the Mary Rose, which sank in battle in 1545 and was salvaged in 1982© Mary Rose Trust   Experts described the… Read more »

As you may know, the Mary Rose Museum has been entered in the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, and today we had the judging panel in to give us the once over!   The five judges, Sally Bacon, Prof. Michael Craig Martin RA CBE, Wim Pijbes, Anna Somers Cocks OBE FSA… Read more »

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At the end of this month on Saturday 31st May, the multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum will turn one, marking a year since the new centrepiece of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard first opened.   Having since been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, the Museum has been described as Europe’s… Read more »