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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.

projsolentships

24th April 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first dive by ‘Project Solent Ships’ in their search for the Mary Rose.   The team, consisting of  Alexander McKee, John Towse, Alan Lee, John Baldry and Roger Hale, began their search for Henry VIII’s warship close to the site of the Royal George. This was… Read more »

Margaret Rule

“All at the Mary Rose Trust are deeply saddened to learn that Doctor Margaret Rule has died. For very nearly 50 years, her name has been synonymous with that of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, she having been the archaeological director of the remarkable excavation.   “It was some 50 years ago that Margaret… Read more »

MByN

Join us for a fantastic chance to experience the Mary Rose Museum like never before.   On Thursday, 14th May 2015 the Multi-award winning Mary Rose Museum is hosting an evening of Tudor Fun and Frolics as part of Culture24’s hugely popular ‘Museums at Night’ campaign.   The Mary Rose Museum will be opening its… Read more »

lowerdeck

If you are planning a visit to the Mary Rose Museum between 5th October 2015 and late Spring 2016, 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… Read more »

hatchatsea-fi

When HMS Duncan departed on her maiden mission on 2nd March, she took with her an extra crewmember – Hatch, the ship’s dog from the Mary Rose!   Obviously, this wasn’t the real dog, whose preserved remains are on display in the Mary Rose’s multi-award winning museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but a cuddly replica…. 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 »

EMYA-2015

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 »