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

A Tudor Christmas 20 Dec 2022
In our latest learning blog, our team take a look at how the Tudors celebrated Christmas...

We’ve previously written about the hardships of life for the men of the Mary Rose in Tudor England, but what about the times when people were able to have a holiday and celebrate?

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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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Steadying the ship 06 Dec 2022
Monitoring the Mary Rose's movement by James Harvie, Weston Heritage Conservation and Heritage Science intern

Even though it has been nearly 500 years since the Mary Rose last set sail, the ship is still moving. Such movement is to be expected and it is down to the conservators at the Mary Rose to monitor and understand this movement, ensuring that it remains under control. Working...

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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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