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

A Day In The Life Of The Tudor Surgeon 16 May 2023
Our Learning team take a look at Tudor medicine through the eyes of the Mary Rose's surgeon

Medicine is as old as humankind and over thousands of years there have been many changes and innovations. The history of medicine is an endlessly fascinating subject perhaps more so as we can all relate in a small way to the illnesses and injuries of our ancestors. The Mary Rose...

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Fortifying the Museum 01 May 2023
The 10 year anniversary of the installation of bronze guns at the Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose Museum celebrates its 10th birthday on 31st May 2023. A new, modern museum built around the remains of the hull and with it, at the time, still undergoing the polyethylene glycol treatment. The museum brought together many of the thousands of artefacts to display alongside the ship...

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Dive into the Mary Rose story 18 Apr 2023
"Diving is central to the story of the Mary Rose..."

Diving is central to the story of the Mary Rose. Without over 500 volunteer divers, archaeologists and Royal Engineers working to excavate the wreck site, the ship and her artefacts would still be at the bottom of the Solent. This month we are celebrating the modern story of the Mary...

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Seabed to Showcase: Hatch the Dog 14 Apr 2023
A collections blog by Lina Fitzjames

Hatch, our ship's dog, is one of the most recognisable exhibits here at the Mary Rose (perhaps only second to the ship itself!). He’s also our most complete skeleton - but he wasn't discovered all at once...

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Don’t Miss the Boat! Telling the time on the Mary Rose 21 Mar 2023
A blog by the Mary Rose learning team.

As the clocks go forward this month, we thought we would turn our attention to timekeeping on the Mary Rose in 1545. Have a go at our maths challenge too – new online! It’s aimed at upper primary-age pupils, but could be easily adapted – why not add some of...

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Bringing the Mary Rose Crew to life with AI 06 Mar 2023
A guest blog by Graham Holgate of

"There are a host of new, exciting and innovative techniques using emerging tech increasingly being employed to add to the historical narrative - many of them have been covered on this very website! 

There have also been great strides in the techniques employed to visualise history. This blog is...

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