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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 Mary Rose Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Helen Bonser-Wilton. Helen will take over the post from Rear Admiral John Lippiett who retires this September after twelve and a half years in the position.   Helen previously worked at the National Trust, latterly as Operations Director of the… Read more »


Back in February 2014, we took delivery of a sample of our Henry VIII rubber duck, which we worked with the company Yarto to design. We all thought he was lovely, so our digital marketing team grabbed a few snaps of him, and to whet your appetites, put his photo (left) online, expecting a few… Read more »


As we finalise our plans for the next phase of work, we can confirm that the Mary Rose Museum will remain open until the end of November.    Phase 2 of the Mary Rose Museum build will then commence which will mean the museum will be closed until Summer 2016.  This phase of work will… Read more »

The Pop-up Museum at Chalke Valley History Festival

The Mary Rose Museum will be hitting the road this summer, with our Pop-up Museum!   Throughout the summer, the Mary Rose Museum will be taking a ‘Pop-Up Museum’ out around the UK, visiting festivals and historical events. With real and replica artefacts, activities and even a little shop, we’re bringing the Mary Rose Museum… Read more »

The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed with the Mary Rose Trust to appoint Ridge and Partners LLP, the multi-discipline property and construction consultancy, on a crucial project. Ridge is the employer’s agent on the final phase of works to a project that will bring the spectacular 500-year-old warship even closer to visitors at the multi… Read more »


The Mary Rose Trust is working with MicroPasts to produce 3D Models of our artefacts using photomasking – but we need your help! Click Here to help us digitise our collection Photo-masking enables the creation of a high quality 3D model of an archaeological artefact . There has been a revolution in 3D modelling in… Read more »

 Mary Rose Museum was the only UK museum to receive ‘Special Commendation’ following the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 announcement Following the announcement of the European Museum of the Year 2015, held 16th May 2015, the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK received a special commendation and the only one for a UK museum…. Read more »


Mary Rose Museum nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 The award winning Mary Rose Museum has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015. This prestigious award was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, with the aim of recognising excellence in the European… Read more »

Home Educator Families! Hands-on history and science workshops The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Monday 1 June 2015    10:30-15:00 A brilliant opportunity to learn together Option 1: Under 11s – Just how bad was life on a Tudor warship? Discover life for officers and men through a mix of artefact handling and dressing up. Find out… Read more »