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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.

If you have come to see the Mary Rose Museum since its re-launch on 20th July 2016, you may have noticed some of the many changes made in the museum and it’s galleries.   In case you have not been able to visit yet, cannot remember what it looked before, or have only visited the… Read more »

The Mary Rose Cafe

Salary: up to £18,000 per annum Working Pattern: 5 days over 7 Contract Type: Permanent Contact Name: Peter Haddock Job specification: A great opportunity has arisen for a Catering Manager.   The Mary Rose Museum is a unique attraction in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Our small cafeteria has a excellent reputation for delivering refreshments and snacks… Read more »

The Mary Rose Trust is proud to announce that after significant changes and a six month closure The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will reopen to the public on the 20th July 2016. This stage of development has cost approximately £5.4 million to complete.   For the first time in 23 years visitors will breathe the same… Read more »

Learning at Hampton Court

As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog, we at the Mary Rose Museum are very keen on staff development, with training sessions taking place throughout the quiet winter months. Much as schools come to us to learn things they couldn’t do inside the classroom, we decided that we needed to go on ‘school trips’ of… Read more »

Henry VIII duck and Anne Boleyn duck with Mini Henry duck

The Mary Rose will be fully revealed in two weeks time, and to celebrate we want you to show us your Tudor Roses!   The Tudor Rose, formed from the Roses of York and Lancaster by Henry VIII’s father, Henry VII, is an enduring emblem of one of England’s most famous dynasties, and it appeared… Read more »

The bell of HMS Hood

You may remember last year we worked with Micropasts to produce a 3D model of the Mary Rose’s bell. This year, we’re working with them and the null to produce models of the bell of HMS Hood, which was conserved by Mary Rose Archaeological Services.   Chiara Bonnachi of Micropasts and Alastair Miles of the… Read more »

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 »