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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.

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The Mary Rose Museum has won the Project of the Year category at the Building Awards 2014. Dedicated to rewarding excellence and outstanding performance in the UK construction industry, the Building Awards brings together some of the most influential figures in the business to celebrate exceptional UK projects.   The award scheme’s prestigious panel of… Read more »

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The 2nd April 2014 was a day in which people involved in the Mary Rose project were recognised, both in its past and its present.   Firstly, we unveiled a bust of Alexander McKee, the man who started the project to rediscover the Mary Rose back in 1965. After a fundraising campaign by Henry Yelf,… Read more »

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The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon Perkins + Wills has won both the Civic Trust Award and the Michael Middleton Special Award. This prestigious award is a memorial and tribute to Michael Middleton CBE, who established the Civic Trust… Read more »

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The Mary Rose Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways.   #MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24th March – Sunday 30th March and… Read more »

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To mark the first drama production within its new venue, the Mary Rose Museum will be showcasing a specially commissioned promenade performance called ‘War Games’.   The play is in association with Cop the Needle Productions, a local Portsmouth-based theatre company. The performance will consist of four mini-plays that will take place at multiple points… Read more »

HRH The Prince of Wales dives on the Mary Rose

Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Mary Rose Museum, 26 February 2014 Updated! The visit on 26th February by The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall went extremely well, images from the event can be found below.   The Prince of Wales and The Duchess… Read more »

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Discover a gripping tale of daring, discovery, tragedy and adventure this February with James Evans, author of the best-selling “Merchant Adventurers”, the story of the attempt by Tudor merchants to discover a northern trade route to China. Although their mission was doomed to failure, their achievements would lay the foundations for England’s trade expansion on… Read more »

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The Mary Rose at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was privileged to host a remarkable Royal Naval Veteran, Ronald Walsh, and to show him the new exhibition.   Ronald (93) joined the Royal Navy as a boy aged 15, and served in 55 ships and naval establishments in his 33 year career.  On retirement he then worked… Read more »

Rear Admiral John Lippiett and Professor Mark Jones.

Two Mary Rose Trust members recognised in the Queens 2014 New Year’s Honours    The Mary Rose Trust is celebrating two major achievements this week as Chief Executive, John Lippiett and Head of Collections, Mark Jones have been awarded a CBE and a MBE respectively in the Queens New Year’s Honours list.   Rear-Admiral John… Read more »

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Well, hasn’t 2013 been a busy year! Here’s our rundown of what happened. (and if we’ve forgotten anything, please do let us know on Facebook or Twitter!) January January started very coldly, with snow covering most of the UK, and we had to close the museum for a few days. For those people eager to… Read more »