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 avoid causing too many reflections off the large amount of glass we have around the museum, we have to keep the lighting to a minimum. Bearing this in mind, it's unsurprising that some visitors find it difficult to take photos of the Mary Rose and her artefacts.
However it is not impossible. So to help you take the best images you can in our museum, whether you’re using a state-of-the-art camera or the camera on your phone, here are our top tips:
(All photos below were taken on a Galaxy S7 and no filters have been applied)