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Meet the Volunteers - Mike Wyles 01 Jun 2018
Mike Wyles - Volunteer guide

To celebrate Volunteers Week 2018, we've asked our volunteers to share their experiences of volunteering with our visitors.

Today we meet Mike Wyles, a volunteer who works in our museum and learning centre.

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Photography at the Mary Rose 20 May 2018
Getting the best from photography at The Mary Rose

If you’ve ever visited the Mary Rose, or seen pictures of the interior, you will be aware that it's somewhat dark in the museum. We have lighting where possible, and we hold special Lights-Up mornings to assist those with visual impairment, but for conservation reasons, as well as to...

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Mary Rose: International Ship of History 18 May 2018
Tudor England was more multicultural than you might think...

When people think of the Tudors at Sea, they think of the Age of Exploration, people like Sir Walter Raleigh sailing around the world, discovering countries, bringing back vegetables and, oh, everything. While this was true during the reigns of Henry VIII’s children, He was less concerned with exploration, and...

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Learning Internships at the Mary Rose 06 Mar 2018
Meet Natalie, Graduate Museum Learning Trainee at The Mary Rose

"Hello everyone! My name is Natalie and I’m on a seven month traineeship as Graduate Museum Learning Trainee which is sponsored by the University of Winchester. I graduated from the University of Winchester in 2017 with first class honours in Classical Studies. I’m now nearing the end of my traineeship...

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Projecting the Past – Putting the Men on the Mary Rose 13 Sep 2016
Bringing the Mary Rose to life

One of the new things we introduced to the Mary Rose Museum when we reopened in July 2016 was life-sized projections of the crew, populating the ship so visitors can see what life was like on board a busy Tudor Warship. But how were these films created?

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Looking Back: the Mary Rose in space 19 May 2016
Artefacts from the Mary Rose have gone on tour all over the world. There have been exhibitions as far afield as the US and Australia, but none of the Mary Rose’s artefacts have travelled as far as parrel ball MR81A594, which in 2011 left Earth altogether!

At a gala dinner for the 2010 space-themed Portsmouth Festivities, the Mary Rose Trust presented the crew of the Atlantis Space Shuttle with a parrel ball recovered from the Mary Rose, with the hope that it would be taken into space.

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