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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.

Tudor History Mystery Practical History Workshops for Home Educator Families Thursday 7 September 2017 10:30 — 15:00 Guided Practical Activities Investigate the sinking of King Henry VIII’s favourite ship in an activity based on contemporary sources—vote for your top theory!   Handle and discuss replica mystery objects to discover life on board ship for rich… Read more »

It’s been a whole year since we reopened the Mary Rose Museum, and since then we’ve welcomed over 380,000 people into the museum, many of whom are return visitors!   The Mary Rose Museum has the same mix of original Tudor military and personal objects on display (actually, we’ve added a few more; see if… Read more »

Archaeology Week at the Mary Rose Museum Friday 21st July- Friday 28th July 2017 During the Festival of Archaeology 2017 the Mary Rose Museum welcome visitors to hear from archaeologists involved in the world’s largest underwater excavation and from the team working hard to preserve and display her in a unique and stunning museum.   The… Read more »

Last night the Volunteers at the Mary Rose museum were recognised at the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017, where they won an award in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category, supported by IBM. The award was presented last night at Fratton Park, Portsmouth.      James Rodliff, Visitor Operations Manager, said “This is a well-deserved recognition… Read more »

Wow! How are we this close to #MaryRoseLIVE already? It’s been an amazing 2 months or so for everyone involved, but now is the time when reality sets in. With only 7 days left until the teams go live from the Mary Rose Museum, there is still plenty left to organise.   If you’ve been… Read more »

Scientists are using microbiology to examine some of the human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose to determine if any come from the same person.   Research by Dr Garry Scarlett, a DNA expert at the University of Portsmouth, should enable museum staff to recreate the skeletons of some of the crew.   Only… Read more »

  It’s been a challenging few weeks for #MaryRoseLive. On top of organising their shows, the students have had dissertations, exams and (of course) the Easter holidays to contend with. Team Red are progressing well as we have now finalised the shows ‘story’ and who they would like to feature. As this blog goes out,… Read more »

  My name is Kate and I am the Projects Officer at the Mary Rose Trust. I originally joined as a member of the Project Team to support the 2015/16 works, but now that’s finished I get to work on all sorts of different projects around the Trust, although mainly I’m assisting the Collections Manager… Read more »