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

A Day in the Life of a Learning Assistant 19 Apr 2022
In the first of a new series, our Learning Team talk about their work educating the youth of today about the story of the Mary Rose

"I’m Tarn, I’ve been a Learning Assistant with Mary Rose Learning since January 2022 as a job share. I love my job and thought I would share what sort of things we do!  We make sessions fun as well as educational and work alongside a wonderful team of staff and...

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The side of the museum you don’t see 05 Apr 2022
This month's collections blog features Luca and Tom, two of our Kickstart trainees.

The Kickstart Scheme is a programme launched by the Government to deliver funding to employers offering new job roles for 16–24-year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is aimed at preventing young people from facing long-term unemployment. Luca and Tom started their Kickstart Scheme jobs...

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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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