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

The 180-Year-Old Mary Rose Souvenirs 02 Aug 2022
This month, Collections Intern Rosanna discusses some of the souvenirs produced during the Mary Rose craze of the 1840s.

"The shop of the Mary Rose Museum today is well stocked with gifts to help remember a visit. However, rather than a cuddly toy Hatch or a Henry VIII rubber duck, the souvenirs of the 1840s used salvaged wood from the Mary Rose to produce intricate objects…"

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477 Years Ago: When their world ended, our story began 04 Jul 2022
A blog from Tom, one of the Kick Start trainees working with our Collections Team

477 years ago this month, on 19th July 1545, the Mary Rose sank in the Solent, the strait North of the Isle of Wight.  On this day, hundreds of men lost their lives to an unforeseeable tragedy.

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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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Mary Rose - Collecting 40 Years On 02 May 2022
It's not just objects recovered from the Mary Rose in our collection...

Those who have been to the Mary Rose Museum will know how impactful and emotive the collection of artefacts recovered from the ship can be!  Over the last 40 years, alongside these original Tudor artefacts that form the Trust’s Primary Collection, there has been another treasure-trove of material being collected...

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The side of the museum you don’t see 05 Apr 2022
This month's collections blog features Luca and Tom, two of our Kickstart trainees.

The Kickstart Scheme is a programme launched by the Government to deliver funding to employers offering new job roles for 16–24-year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is aimed at preventing young people from facing long-term unemployment. Luca and Tom started their Kickstart Scheme jobs...

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