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The Mary Rose blog

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

Meet Cuthbert, the Mary Rose Cuttlefish! 03 Aug 2017
It wasn’t just the Mary Rose Trust who were diving on the wrecksite…

During the excavation on the Mary Rose, two cuttlefish appeared to live on the wreck site and were adopted by the divers as pets. One was affectionately called Cuthbert, as can be seen in this article from the Portsmouth News, while the other one’s name we can’t find. Anybody able...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – June 2017 04 Jul 2017
Digitisation continues...

By the end of June, the Mary Rose Trust Collections Volunteers had digitised 5,651 of the 35mm slides held in the archive. Looking back it’s incredible at just how much progress has been made since the team started on this digitisation project in February. We are over 1/3 of the...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – May 2017 07 Jun 2017
Digitisation continues...

As the start of June marks Volunteers’ Week, it is a good opportunity to look back on just how far the Digitisation project has come. Some incredible progress was made by the Collections Volunteer team in May – their collective efforts mean that 3,927 slides had been digitised...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – April 2017 02 May 2017
Digitisation continues...

The Collections Volunteers have been making amazing progress. About a week after we announced we had digitised 1,000 slides, our volunteers reached the next landmark of 1,500 and last week they reached the 2,000 mark!  

But it isn’t all about work when you’re a volunteer. This week, we arranged...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – March 2017 04 Apr 2017
Digitisation begins!

Now that the Digitisation Project is fully underway, the Collections Volunteers have done an incredible job in preparing, cleaning and scanning over 1,000 of the original 35mm slides that are held in the Mary Rose Trust archive!  It has only taken them 4 weeks to do this which is an...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – February 2017 06 Mar 2017
Digitising the Mary Rose image archive!

Over the last few months, the Collections Team have been preparing for a very daunting, but incredibly exciting project: The digitisation of the huge Mary Rose archive! Thanks to support from Arts Council England’s Designated Development Fund, we have been able to kick off Phase 1 of the project, starting...

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Think outside the box! 17 Feb 2017
Think outside the box – in our amazing space!

Everyone knows what’s supposed to happen on those breakout sessions and corporate awaydays. Blue-sky thinking (even though you’re stuck in a boring room-without-a-view), pushing the envelope (even though everything feels more back-of-the-envelope) and all the hope that perishes when the attendees realise it’s still four hours ‘til lunchtime…

So do...

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Granny or Grandad’s special birthday – sorted! 16 Feb 2017
2017 is the year Prince Philip turns 96, the Queen turns 91 and their marriage turns 70. We’re guessing they have their celebrations sorted but what can the rest of us do when it comes to helping our own wonderful older relatives on these special occasion

We know what it’s like – granny or grandad say they don’t want anything for their birthday or that Golden or Diamond wedding anniversary, because just being with all the family makes them happy enough.

Take them at their word – but give them the experience of a lifetime, too...

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The views from our Bridge Balcony (and our Wardroom) 14 Nov 2016
We think it’s a given that the Mary Rose presents some of the most stunning interior vistas in the UK.

Now that Henry VIII’s flagship has been re-imagined in all her glory, our visitors get to see the jaw-dropping sight of the mighty hull itself, towering above them, as they walk the exhibition’s three floors.

But did you know that outside, our views are just as grand? Take our newly-constructed...

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