Find out more about the Men of the Mary Rose, their jobs on board ship, and other fascinating facts!
“We're a very important part of a ship like the Mary Rose, without us she'd not be able to fight!”
“I am the Master Carpenter, I am a very important man on the Mary Rose.
My job is to maintain the ship, making sure the decks are waterproof, repairing broken rigging blocks, and perhaps plugging holes made by cannon balls during battle.”
“I’m the pilot on the Mary Rose and I have a very important job.
I have to know where the ship is and how to plot a course to get her to port. If I make a mistake, the ship might run aground.”
“Welcome to a world of pain, disease, medicine and haircuts, the world of the Tudor surgeon!
I have a very important job on-board the Mary Rose – healing wounds, making medicines, doing operations, pulling teeth and making sure the crew are fighting fit.”
“Some people might think that it’s an easy life being a cook. It’s not! I have to feed 415 men every day.
I work in a hot, smelly galley, deep in the hold of the ship. I’m going to show you where I work, and tell you about what the crew eat and drink.We’ll also look at how the crew ate and how the food was stored on the ship.”