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Historical stories, conservation and collections updates and other stories from the Mary Rose

The day the Mary Rose was raised. 07 Feb 2023
Where Were You in 82?

Having tunnelled under the Mary Rose to prepare for its raising 40 years ago in October 1982, Kester Keighley now shares his experience of the day of the raising.

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Shipwreck Science 17 Jan 2023
Discover more about the science behind the Mary Rose

When you think of visiting the Mary Rose Museum, your first thoughts are probably the Tudors or King Henry VIII, but we have a museum bursting with scientific interest! Research into the ship and her artefacts illuminates Tudor history, while the latest innovations in conservation science help preserve her for...

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Looking back and looking forward. 02 Jan 2023
A review of a year in museum collections by Sarah Coggins, conservation engineer at the Mary Rose Trust.

"I can’t believe that our first collections blog went live in February 2022!  

During my Christmas break I’ve been looking back at the blog and reflecting on some of the stories surrounding the work we accomplished in 2022."

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A Tudor Christmas 20 Dec 2022
In our latest learning blog, our team take a look at how the Tudors celebrated Christmas...

We’ve previously written about the hardships of life for the men of the Mary Rose in Tudor England, but what about the times when people were able to have a holiday and celebrate?

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The Mary Rose Christmas Quiz 16 Dec 2022
How well do you know your Tudor Christmas Traditions?

Most of what we consider "Christmas" comes from the Victorians, but the Tudors had their own Christmas traditions too. How many do you know?

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Steadying the ship 06 Dec 2022
Monitoring the Mary Rose's movement by James Harvie, Weston Heritage Conservation and Heritage Science intern

Even though it has been nearly 500 years since the Mary Rose last set sail, the ship is still moving. Such movement is to be expected and it is down to the conservators at the Mary Rose to monitor and understand this movement, ensuring that it remains under control. Working...

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