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

Where Were You in 82? - Tunnelling under the Mary Rose 07 Nov 2022
Kester Keighley was a member of the Mary Rose dive team, who was in the water when the Mary Rose was lifted...

"I joined the Mary Rose project in 1981 as a volunteer diver and that year we dived through until December carefully excavating the contents of the Mary Rose. I came back in 1982, from late April to mid-June, for the final push to empty the hull of all the remaining...

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CRASH! The moment that made a nation jump 04 Oct 2022
What actually happened at THAT moment during the raising of the Mary Rose?

When people talk about the raising of the Mary Rose, they talk about one of three things.

  1. Taking the day off work/school to watch it,
  2. Watching it at work/school
  3. The CRASH moment.

 

That moment clearly made an impact, breaking up the slow progress of the footage...

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XR and the Mary Rose 05 Sep 2022
In this month's collections blog, find out how we're working with the University of Portsmouth to find new ways of sharing the Mary Rose's story.

"I’m Tana, and I’ve been the Weston Heritage Curatorial Intern this summer with the Mary Rose Trust. Over the last few months, I’ve been fortunate to get involved in the fantastic work which has led to some new temporary installations in partnership with the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Creative...

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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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