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

What Doug Dived 01 Jul 2022
Diving on the Mary Rose

An interview with Doug Barnett, diver on the Mary Rose, undertaken by students from Cams Hill School, Porchester, as part of Kids in Museums' Takeover Day 2022

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An Un-bell-ieveable Discovery! 07 Jun 2022
The ship’s bell was one of the last Mary Rose artefacts found, unexpectedly, beneath the wreck during preparation excavations for raising the ship in October 1982.

Discover the story of the bell’s recovery, its purpose, and how it is now pride of place within the museum galleries once more. 

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Bringing a 16th century flagon into the 21st century 31 May 2022
On 31st May 1982, an unusual pewter flagon was recovered from the Mary Rose.

On 31st May 1982, a rather unusual flagon was recovered from the Mary Rose wreck site. what makes it unusual? The numerous markings made on its surface!

This flagon has always been a bit tricky to display, with multiple markings at every angle. However you display it, there will always...

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