Christmas was a time of feasting, merriment, family and community in Henry VIII’s reign – much like today. Yet in Tudor times, a full twelve days was celebrated, with work suspended (other than caring for livestock) so that everyone could attend worship and enjoy the festivities.
"My name is Siân, in the Summer of 2023 I was a Weston Heritage Conservation and Heritage Science intern at the Mary Rose Museum. Over a period of two months, I cleaned a section of anchor cable, made of hemp, that was found alongside an anchor on the upper deck...
At the Mary Rose museum, you will find the remains of some of the animals that were onboard the Mary Rose when she sank, including the ship's dog and the rats he was there to catch. But did you know that we also have evidence of creatures that visited the...
Images are a powerful source of information that can tell us details words cannot. In this blog we explore the Anthony Roll, which depicts one of the most recognisable and iconic portraits of the Mary Rose.
Guest blog written by Francesca Raine for the Mary Rose collections team
This blog does not attempt to identify the sexuality or gender identity of crew members, which would be an impossible task. Instead, we will use ‘Queerness as an interpretative tool’ to represent LGBTQ+ stories.
The Mary Rose Trust Weston Heritage Internship Programme is a 12-week paid internship supported by The Garfield Weston Foundation taking place this year between June and September. Have a read to discover who we are and what we’ll be doing.