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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.

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 »

MARY CHRISTMAS! Winter Activities at The Mary Rose The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard December 2017      The Mary Rose is pleased to announce their winter programme of Totally Tudor activities which will take place on site at the Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard throughout December 2017.    From 1 – 3 December,… 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 »

The Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was delighted to participate in Kids in Museums: Takeover Day on Wednesday 15 November, from 10:00 – 14:00.   Takeover Day is a nation-wide celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. For one day children and young people around… Read more »

Where Were You In ’82?   To celebrate 35 years since the Mary Rose was raised, we’ve been asking our followers to share their memories of that day. Do you remember where you were on 11th October 1982?   Follow along with the hashtag #WhereWereyouIn82, or check out our Twitter Moment below… Where Were You… Read more »

Mary Rose not in danger of collapse   Last night an article was published online by the Telegraph, with regard to the conservation of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, which is displayed in Portsmouth along with a unique collection of Tudor artefacts.   The content for the article was excellent, taken from a lecture that… Read more »

The Mary Rose welcomes our 10,000,000th Visitor! The Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard today welcomed its 10 millionth visitor. This is a magnificent milestone for the Museum which houses Henry VIII’s flagship and a treasure chest of Tudor artefacts. Visitors have been flocking to see the Mary Rose since she was first put on… Read more »

This Sunday, there are ten chances to win tickets to New Scientist Live at the Excel Centre, London, courtesy of the Mary Rose!   As well as getting to meet the Mary Rose Conservation Team, you’ll also have the chance to visit hundreds of stands covering all aspects of science and technology, so if you’re Bonkers… Read more »