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The Mary Rose blog

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

Work Placements at the Mary Rose - Part 2 12 Jul 2018
In part 2 of her blog, Gemma McDermott, an archaeology student from Leeds, talks about her experiences with experimental archaeology...

If you missed it, go back and read part 1

As part of my internship I participated in a project of ‘Experimental Archaeology’ for the Mary Rose. At the rear of the museum there is a replica of the galley found on board the Mary Rose. The galley consists...

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Work Placements at the Mary Rose - Part 1 10 Jul 2018
Gemma McDermott, an archaeology student from Leeds, talks about her experiences on a work placement at the Mary Rose

Being a student is a mixture of stress and excitement. At times, the stress out-weighs the excitement. When, in July 2017, I was faced with the job of finding a work placement for the third year of my BA Archaeology degree I immediately felt the stress. After applying to many...

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Teaching the Tudors: Objects, Power and Belief, CPD Event for A Level History Teachers 05 Jul 2018
The Mary Rose Learning team in partnership with the University of Portsmouth History Subject Area

On Monday 18 June, a group of serving A Level History teachers, academics from the University of Portsmouth and a team of staff and volunteers from the Mary Rose Education Department enjoyed a session on Teaching the Tudors. This partnership enabled the sharing of research and current thinking on King...

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Meet the Volunteers - Jessica Willis 07 Jun 2018
Jessica Willis - Collections Volunteer

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

Today we meet Jessica Willis, a volunteer who is helping us scan our extensive image archive!

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Meet the Volunteers - Maggie Beel 06 Jun 2018
Maggie Beel - Volunteer guide

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

Today we meet Maggie Beel, a volunteer who works in our museum and at the visitor entrance to the dockyard..

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Meet the Volunteers - Tony Green 05 Jun 2018
Tony Green - Volunteer guide

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

Today we meet Tony Green, a volunteer who works in our museum and learning centre.

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Meet the Volunteers - Graeme Barber 04 Jun 2018
Graeme Barber - Collections Volunteer

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

Today we meet Graeme Barber, a volunteer who is helping us scan our extensive image archive..

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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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Raising a toast to the elegance of English wine 26 May 2018
Celebrating English Wine Week at The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose is nestled in one of the sunniest corners of England where the local produce is bountiful. Juicy strawberries from the fields of Sussex, fresh seafood from the Solent, and of course, sparkling crisp English wine from the vineyards of the South Downs.

The statistics speak for themselves....

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