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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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This summer we’ve got loads of FREE family fun taking place at the Mary Rose!   Tuesday 29th July – Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Drop in between 2pm – 4pm Make your own Mary Rose Artefact every Tuesday of the School Holidays – A different one each week! What will you be making? A flagon,… Read more »

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Historian Elizabeth Norton will be giving a talk on ‘Henry VIII’s Quest for the Perfect Bride’ at the Mary Rose Museum on Thursday 21st August at 18:30 – 21:00.   Henry VIII is famous for his six wives, with the rhyme ‘divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived’ recalling their largely unenviable fates. In his old age, the king lamented his… Read more »

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for another National Lottery Good Causes Award in the Best Heritage category – and we need your vote!   Every year the National Lottery offer thousands of projects the opportunity to tell their story through the National Lottery Awards. Including the Heritage category, Voluntary, Sport,… Read more »

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Only 55 weeks since opening, the Mary Rose Museum has received its 500,000th visitors!   The Swedish family of four, Per Ruottinem, Annika Wijk and their children Klas and Maja Wijk, were greeted by Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, and presented with a bag of goodies.   After a… Read more »

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A new dive to the remaining submerged sections of the Mary Rose has allowed archaeologists to survey the current state of the shipwreck in the Solent   Divers head down to the shipwreck of the Mary Rose, which sank in battle in 1545 and was salvaged in 1982© Mary Rose Trust   Experts described the… Read more »

As you may know, the Mary Rose Museum has been entered in the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, and today we had the judging panel in to give us the once over!   The five judges, Sally Bacon, Prof. Michael Craig Martin RA CBE, Wim Pijbes, Anna Somers Cocks OBE FSA… Read more »

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At the end of this month on Saturday 31st May, the multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum will turn one, marking a year since the new centrepiece of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard first opened.   Having since been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, the Museum has been described as Europe’s… Read more »

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The Art Fund have teamed up with VocalEyes, a charity that provides access to arts and heritage for blind and partially sighted people, to create audio guides to their six finalist museums for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, including the Mary Rose Museum.   The downloadable audio descriptions provide a… Read more »

National Lottery National Treasures

The hunt is on to discover England’s most popular National Lottery funded project of the last 20 years and The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been selected to compete for the honour.   The National Lottery has launched the search as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations this year.  The ‘What’s Your… Read more »

Christopher Dobbs, Head of Interpretation, with our Museum and Heritage award for Permanent Exhibition

The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has been named as one of the best visitor attractions in the UK at the Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence.   The museum, which is run by Mary Rose Trust, beat tough competition across two categories and was handed awards in the Permanent Exhibition and Restoration/Conservation categories by… Read more »