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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 Rubber Duck has undergone a bit of a revolution in the last decade or so. Once shunned as being a bit tacky, that tackiness has been embraced, and thanks to companies like Yarto there are now hundreds of designer ducks, based on everything from the Union flag to Big Ben!   We naturally wanted… Read more »

Museum to Open 20th July 2016

  After six months of work, and weeks of testing all of the environmental systems, we’re proud to announce that the Mary Rose Museum will be reopening on 20th July 2016.   Find out more    Share on Tumblr

The Mary Rose, from the Anthony Roll
Image courtesy of the Magdalene College Library, Cambridge

While  documentation exists to show that the Mary Rose was originally ordered in January 1510, she appears not to have had a name at the time.   Indeed, it wouldn’t be until 18 months later that we get the first mention of the Mary Rose by name, in a somewhat rambling letter from Robert Brigandine,… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum is reopening its doors later this summer, but in May the crew will be taking over Southsea Castle for a bank holiday weekend of fun and frolics!   Southsea Castle was built in 1544, the year before the Mary Rose sank, and indeed was the place from which King Henry VIII… Read more »

Parrel ball

Artefacts from the Mary Rose have gone on tour all over the world. There have been exhibitions as far afield as the US and Australia, but none of the Mary Rose’s artefacts have travelled as far as parrel ball MR81A594, which in 2011 left Earth altogether!   At a gala dinner for the 2010 space-themed… Read more »

vols-of-all-ages

Volunteers Wanted for the Mary Rose Museum. Start date: from 1st July 2016    Exciting opportunities for exceptional people…Could this be you? Do you enjoy meeting new people and working in a team? Would you love to welcome visitors to the award-winning Mary Rose Museum when we re-open this summer? Are you keen to learn?… Read more »

Customer Service at the Mary Rose Museum

Closed - Flexible Seasonal Front of House Staff Wanted for the Mary Rose Museum. Start date: 1st July 2016. Really exciting opportunities for exceptional people… Could this be you?   Do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Would you love to welcome visitors to the award-winning Mary Rose Museum when we re-open this summer? Are you keen… Read more »

Head of Operations, Paul Griffiths, takes us through his recent visit to Atlanta, attending a rather prestigious conference…   The Museum Store Association supports and promotes the heritage retail business and, although mainly US based, they have members across the world, including the Mary Rose Museum! We joined the MSA in 2014 and since then… Read more »

Portsmouth High School at the Mary Rose Museum

Portsmouth High School & Mary Rose Museum – Partners in Education Portsmouth High School and the Mary Rose Museum, in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, have a long-standing relationship which encompasses teachers, pupils, parents and the Museum Team. This special relationship has been formalised as part of the Mary Rose Partners in Education programme. Portsmouth High School… Read more »