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

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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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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