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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.

Join the Crew at the Mary Rose Trust Learning Assistant (Term Time Only) Salary: £16,275 pro-rata (equating to £8,872.50 p.a) Hours: 09:30-15:00 5 days a week   The Mary Rose Museum is the leading museum for Maritime Archaeology in the UK.  The Mary Rose Trust’s aims are to conserve the Mary Rose and her artefacts,… Read more »

Download “A Dog’s Tale” To celebrate International Book Giving Day, we handed out copies of “A Dog’s Tale”, a short story about Hatch, the ship’s dog on board the Mary Rose.   However, if you missed out, fear not, as we are proud to offer it for free as an e-book!   It’s available in PDF… Read more »

Back in February 2017, thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund, the Mary Rose Trust were able to start the process of digitising its vast photographic archive of the material.  After fully getting our heads round what was required, we recruited a fantastic team of enthusiastic and determined Collections Volunteers to help… Read more »

British Science Week 2018 9th – 18th March 2018 British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.   The Mary Rose is running a series of talks, led by our conservation team, showing you all the science behind ensuring that the Henry VIII’s favourite… Read more »

The Mary Rose Shortlisted for European Museum of the Year The Mary Rose, one of the UK’s foremost historical destinations dedicated to one of the greatest discoveries in recent history, has been shortlisted for the 2018 European Museum of the Year.  The award, given by the European Museum Forum, focuses on museums that have opened… Read more »

Inspire great writing! Improve your skills! Home Educators’ Poetry Day 18th January 2018   Use the breath-taking Mary Rose as your inspiration for writing! Explore two short forms of poetry in workshops fully led by the museum team.   Take part in the Tudor Gun Drill. Use all the senses to create powerful imagery. Step-by-step… Read more »

Mary Rose weddings, with a little inspiration from the royals… As Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip celebrate a remarkable 70 years of marriage on 20th November, we thought we’d take a look at royal weddings through the centuries, and see what inspiration we can draw from them.   Princess Margaret’s wedding to Antony Armstrong-Jones in… Read more »