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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.

Wednesday 18th January is Museum Selfie day, a Culture Themes initiative to get people to share their museum-related selfies, which in the four years since it began has spread across the globe, with people sharing their snaps from museums all over the world!   There are many people who aren’t keen on selfies, and there are… Read more »

This winter why not discover more about the Mary Rose with our Winter Programme of Tours and Talks! Tales of a Tudor Warship Mini talks given by our museum team, topics range from Men of the Mary Rose and The Battle of The Solent to Tudor Carpentry and Tudor Medicine.   Tales from a Tudor… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum App, available from December 13th 2016, is designed to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. As well as information on the history of the Mary Rose, it also features large print versions of the museum text, as well as an Audio Highlights tour.   Rather than being a “Hold Your… Read more »

  The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded a coveted Silver in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the Beautiful South Awards 2016.   Held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl last night, the ceremony celebrated the fantastic visitor experiences available across the South and South East of England. … Read more »

  Springwood Junior School in Waterlooville, Hampshire, came to visit the Mary Rose Museum recently and they were  inspired to write some descriptive pieces based on what life would have been like for the crew members of the Mary Rose on a normal day and when the ship sank.   They very kindly sent us some examples,… Read more »

We think it’s a given that the Mary Rose presents some of the most stunning interior vistas in the UK. Now that Henry VIII’s flagship has been re-imagined in all her glory, our visitors get to see the jaw-dropping sight of the mighty hull itself, towering above them, as they walk the exhibition’s three floors…. Read more »

OK, we’ll admit it, stealing wedding ideas from the Tudor era may seem a little risky, considering that two thirds of Henry VIII’s wives were either executed or divorced!   But while Henry could never be described as the world’s greatest bridegroom, he did know how to build a magnificent ship (ahem) and he also… Read more »

For many, Blue Peter was an introduction to the Mary Rose project and the popular children’s programme had special access during the 1980s.   On 19th May 1982,  presenter Sarah Greene made a 13 metre dive to the wreck. Two days later, Sarah and fellow presenter Simon Groom  visited the HRH The Prince of Wales,… Read more »

It’s only a guess on our part but if you’re considering the Mary Rose Museum for your celebration then maybe you’re more than a bit interested in the nautical life and its heritage and traditions?   Fact is that while the Mary Rose may seem very old to all of us, in naval defence terms… Read more »