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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.


As we get into January, traditionally our quietest period, we’re using this time for professional training, ensuring our already amazing team are just that little bit more amazing. Our Visitor Operations Manager, James Rodliff, explains one of the methods we’ve been using…     Customer Service is at the very heart of everything we do… Read more »


A Year at the Mary Rose Museum A review of 2015 by our blogger, Simon. All opinions are his, and don’t necessarily reflect those of the Mary Rose Trust. So, another year over, and it’s time for another look over the last twelve months! You’d think after being open eighteen months things would quieten down,… Read more »

The Great History Quiz : The Tudors BBC 2. Christmas Eve, 9pm The Mary Rose Trust has had the unique opportunity to be involved in BBC 2’s The Great History Quiz : The Tudors. Seven artefacts were taken from cases inside the Mary Rose Museum to Elstree Studios where the quiz was recorded back in… Read more »


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (ELECTRICAL) 37 hours per week (including being on a call-out rota) Permanent contract, commencing March 2016 Salary: Circa £30k   The Mary Rose Trust wishes to appoint an Electrical Maintenance Supervisor to work with the Head of Collections, Conservation Manager, Maintenance Coordinator and Maintenance Technicians.   The role is to complete and supervise… Read more »

Earlier this year, the team at Micropasts helped to produce 3D models of three artefacts recovered during the excavation of the Mary Rose, the results of this work can be seen at   The Mary Rose Trust are very excited to be working with Micropasts again.  This time, we will be working towards the… Read more »

‘Ringing the Changes’: Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with unrestricted views of the ship   This November the Mary Rose will embark upon the next stage in her long and remarkable history.   This exciting chapter of the Mary Rose Museum will see an extraordinary transformation in visitor experience. The walls that currently… Read more »

The British Ambassador to Sweden with the Management teams of the Vasa Museum and the Mary Rose

During the Mary Rose trip to Sweden, the team got to meet a VIP! Here’s Diane Budden with the full story… On the 12th of November 2015 the Mary Rose team were delighted to be joined by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sweden, Mr David Cairns and his wife Sharon, at the null, Stockholm for a… Read more »

Over the weekend we sent two of our volunteers, Tony Green and Barry Reah, to London to represent us at the Lord Mayor’s Show. Here is their story, in their own words; “Saturday 14th November saw a very early start. Because of railway engineering works, we set off at 7.30 for Guildford, parked the car… Read more »