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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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How to be a scientist 16 Mar 2022
In our latest Collections Blog, Prof Eleanor Schofield goes back to her roots and plants some future scientist seeds...

"Is this where I admit to writing a clickbait title? Ok, fine, I admit that this isn’t a definitive guide on how to be a scientist! This is just one path, mine, which by sharing I hope shows that there is no single or right way to become, and be,...

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Keeping things ship-shape - What goes on behind the scenes on the Mary Rose? 01 Feb 2022
A monthly blog from the Mary Rose Collections team

This month's blog is by Sarah Coggins, Conservation Engineer at the Mary Rose Trust.

"I’m very lucky to work behind the scenes on the ship. I get to walk on the main and hold decks and I go up in a crane to work on the upper and orlop decks....

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Conserving a 19th century Treasure Chest 05 Jun 2020
By: Karoline Sofie Hennum, Erasmus+ student at the Mary Rose Trust

During the last semester of my Master’s studies in Objects Conservation at the University of Oslo, I chose to travel abroad to work as an intern at a conservation institution. Since my main interest is organic and inorganic materials found in marine archaeological environments, the Mary Rose Trust was my...

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How did a coconut find its way onto the Mary Rose wrecksite? 24 Mar 2020
Things found on the wreck site that aren’t off the Mary Rose

One of the more unexpected objects found on the Mary Rose wreck site is a Coconut, which may or may not have been on the Mary Rose. It was found in the scour pit caused by the ship on the seabed, but the layer of mud it was found it...

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