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

What Doug Dived 01 Jul 2022
Diving on the Mary Rose

An interview with Doug Barnett, diver on the Mary Rose, undertaken by students from Cams Hill School, Porchester, as part of Kids in Museums' Takeover Day 2022

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Museum Volunteers: Inspiring the Next Generation 14 Jun 2022
Meet Mike, a learning volunteer at the Mary Rose.

Earlier this month we celebrated Volunteers Week 2022, this month’s Education blog is written by Mike who has been a volunteer in the Learning Department at the Mary Rose for just over twelve years.

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An Un-bell-ieveable Discovery! 07 Jun 2022
The ship’s bell was one of the last Mary Rose artefacts found, unexpectedly, beneath the wreck during preparation excavations for raising the ship in October 1982.

Discover the story of the bell’s recovery, its purpose, and how it is now pride of place within the museum galleries once more. 

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Volunteers' Week 2022 06 Jun 2022
My Volunteer Experience...

To celebrate Volunteers' Week 2022, we asked some of our volunteers why they volunteer, what they enjoy about it and what they get out of helping us run a world-class museum...

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Bringing a 16th century flagon into the 21st century 31 May 2022
On 31st May 1982, an unusual pewter flagon was recovered from the Mary Rose.

On 31st May 1982, a rather unusual flagon was recovered from the Mary Rose wreck site. what makes it unusual? The numerous markings made on its surface!

This flagon has always been a bit tricky to display, with multiple markings at every angle. However you display it, there will always...

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Think you saw the Mary Rose at school? Think again! 17 May 2022
A lot has changed at the Mary Rose since your last visit...

When Learning Officer Clare saw this post on Twitter, it made her think how much has changed in the Mary Rose Learning Department since the days of the misty old ship hall and museum.

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