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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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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 »

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 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »