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

The Mary Rose Christmas Quiz 16 Dec 2022
How well do you know your Tudor Christmas Traditions?

Most of what we consider "Christmas" comes from the Victorians, but the Tudors had their own Christmas traditions too. How many do you know?

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Having a Very Mary Rose Christmas - Tudor Gift Ideas 30 Nov 2022
Christmas Gift ideas that help keep Henry VIII’s favourite ship looking shipshape!

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and you've got a Tudor fanatic to buy for! Fortunately, we've got a few gift ideas to make their festive season, as well as help support our work looking after the Mary Rose!

Or you can just buy them for yourself. We won't judge.

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#SENDinMuseums – Make the most of your visit 15 Nov 2022
Museums are a fantastic learning resource for people of all ages and abilities.

Hands-on sensory learning is a common feature of modern museums and staff work hard to make things as accessible as possible. Our research into the barriers to visiting museums shows some teachers are concerned about bringing pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) out of school. This blog will...

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Where Were You in 82? - Tunnelling under the Mary Rose 07 Nov 2022
Kester Keighley was a member of the Mary Rose dive team, who was in the water when the Mary Rose was lifted...

"I joined the Mary Rose project in 1981 as a volunteer diver and that year we dived through until December carefully excavating the contents of the Mary Rose. I came back in 1982, from late April to mid-June, for the final push to empty the hull of all the remaining...

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Still learning 40 years on 10 Oct 2022
The 40th anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose this October provides an ideal opportunity to use the modern story of the Mary Rose to inspire learners of all ages.

For young and old, a shipwreck full of treasures raised from the deep captures the imagination, providing a chance to be creative – perhaps with a story or poem or piece of artwork. You could even learn the new song about the diving and excavation of the ship created by...

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CRASH! The moment that made a nation jump 04 Oct 2022
What actually happened at THAT moment during the raising of the Mary Rose?

When people talk about the raising of the Mary Rose, they talk about one of three things.

  1. Taking the day off work/school to watch it,
  2. Watching it at work/school
  3. The CRASH moment.


That moment clearly made an impact, breaking up the slow progress of the footage...

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