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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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If you are planning a visit to the Mary Rose Museum later this year, please be aware that it will be entering a period of closure in order for the next chapter in her long and remarkable history to commence. Phase 2 of the Mary Rose Museum build will improve the visitor experience by providing… Read more »

Yes, this was an April Fool’s prank. We’re not actually going to produce a Mary Rose Sauce. Sorry!   Obviously, this was inspired by the existence of the popular seafood dressing, Marie Rose Sauce, which is sometimes claimed to have been invented by the Mary Rose dive team. It was actually created in the 1960s by TV… Read more »

The Mary Rose museum has been accepted as a member of ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.   The decision, which was unanimous across the board,  means that the Mary Rose Museum sits alongside the major attractions and museums in the UK, such as the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Historic Royal… Read more »

The Mary Rose Museum received a visit from Culture minister Ed Vaizey on 5th February 2015. Although he visited the museum back in November 2012, this was the first time he’d visited since it opened in May 2013.   Mr Vaizet appears to have been impressed, saying “It is incredible, one of the best museums… Read more »

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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 »

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The Mary Rose Museum has been awarded a coveted Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South Awards 2014.   Held at the iconic Grand Brighton Hotel last night, the presentation evening celebrated the elite visitor experiences across the South and South East of England and recognised their outstanding contribution to… Read more »

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THE MARY ROSE MUSEUM WILL BE TAKEN OVER – BY TEENAGERS!  If you come down to the Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Friday 21st November 2014, you’re in for a big surprise! You’ll find teenagers doing jobs and taking on roles that adults usually do. Students from St Edmund’s Catholic School, Portsmouth,… Read more »

The Dog, on display in the Mary Rose Museum

An international team of scientists have identified the youngest member of the Mary Rose’s crew: The ship’s dog. Recovered over a period of several months, the dog was found partially outside the carpenter’s cabin, the rest inside, under a pile of chests belonging to the carpenter and several gunners. After many years in the collections… Read more »

Winner of the RBS Management Award, The Mary Rose Trust, l-r Justin Webb, Charles Barker (Mary Rose Trust) & Dan Salanson (RBS)

The Mary Rose Museum has received THE HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS AWARD for RBS MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR. The best of the county’s companies were in the spotlight as the winners of the Hampshire Business Awards were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 30th   Winners in five categories were revealed at an exclusive awards… Read more »