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

Student Experience: Putting History into Practice 29 Mar 2022
Our most recent learning work placement intern talks about her experiences at the Mary Rose

"My name is Natalie and I am currently studying Mediaeval and Early Modern History at Chichester University. This semester I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to do a work placement with the Mary Rose Museum learning team. I was especially excited about this as I have a...

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How to be a scientist 16 Mar 2022
In our latest Collections Blog, Prof Eleanor Schofield goes back to her roots and plants some future scientist seeds...

"Is this where I admit to writing a clickbait title? Ok, fine, I admit that this isn’t a definitive guide on how to be a scientist! This is just one path, mine, which by sharing I hope shows that there is no single or right way to become, and be,...

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Where’s the King’s Whistle? 03 Mar 2022
A Hatch the Dog story for World Book Day 2022

"Today is a special day on the Mary Rose. King Henry VIII has come to visit his favourite ship! 
The crew have all been busy sweeping the decks, preparing fancy meals, and showing off their skills, while Hatch has been keeping the ship clear of rats.
Despite all this...

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Keeping things ship-shape - What goes on behind the scenes on the Mary Rose? 01 Feb 2022
A monthly blog from the Mary Rose Collections team

This month's blog is by Sarah Coggins, Conservation Engineer at the Mary Rose Trust.

"I’m very lucky to work behind the scenes on the ship. I get to walk on the main and hold decks and I go up in a crane to work on the upper and orlop decks....

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Primary Teaching Student Experience 17 Jan 2022
A blog from the learning team at The Mary Rose

Hi, my name is Matt, and I am currently studying Primary Teaching at the University of Chichester. I am a part-time carer and previously served in the Royal Navy.   

When arriving for my Special Interest Placement I was blown away by what is to offer at the Mary...

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Make your own Henry VIII! 01 Dec 2021
Never mind the Elf on a Shelf, have a King on a Thing!

Colour and build your own King Henry VIII, which looks marvellous sat on your shelf, mantelpiece or anywhere else!

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