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

Colour the raising of the Mary Rose 11 Oct 2018
Make Tog Mor colourful!

Colour in this picture of the Mary Rose being raised back in 1982!

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Make and colour your own pop-up Mary Rose! 10 Oct 2018
Decorate your own Tudor Warship!

Make and colour your own pop-up Mary Rose!

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Dress your own crew member! 09 Oct 2018
Will he be an officer, or a sailor?

Colour and dress your own Mary Rose crew member with our exclusive paper doll!

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Join the Dots 08 Oct 2018
Recreate the Mary Rose

Join the dots to see how the Mary Rose would have looked in 1545!

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Can you name the crew of the Mary Rose? 05 Oct 2018
Which ones have we made up?

While we'll never know the names of those who lost their lives on that day in 19th July 1545, records do preserve the names of some of the crew of the Mary Rose over her 34 year career.

How well do you know the crew of the Mary Rose? Find...

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Sir George Carew’s Dodgy Past! 21 Sep 2018
The last admiral of the Mary Rose had an interesting history...

Sir George Carew is probably best known as the admiral of the Mary Rose on the day she sank, 19th July 1545.

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The Unfortunate Story of Jacques Berenghier 04 Sep 2018
Was he a saboteur, or just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

In the very early days of the Mary Rose, after Admiral Edward Howard had taken her as his flagship in April 1512, there was very little action. The Battle of St Matthieu in August provided some excitement for the fleet, but the rest was patrolling, and the occasional harassment...

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Five "theories" about why the Mary Rose sank (and why they're rubbish) 28 Aug 2018
Got to love a bit of speculation...

Everybody knows that the Mary Rose sank (even if they're not sure of at what point in her career), but why she sank is still a bit of a mystery.

Elsewhere on this very site we have a list of four of the most likely theories for why...

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All Aboard! Our week at the Mary Rose 03 Aug 2018
A blog for Teen Twitter Takeover!

We are both A-level students studying Tudor history, so where better to do work experience than the Mary Rose Museum?

Our week here has been busy and varied, and we both felt very welcomed by the team.  Through shadowing volunteers, we were able to study the various artefacts in more...

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