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

Fortifying the Museum

Fortifying the Museum

How do you install large bronze guns weighing several tonnes in a museum?

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Seabed to Showcase: Hatch the dog

Seabed to Showcase: Hatch the dog

Hatch, our ship’s dog, is one of the most recognisable exhibits here at the Mary Rose (perhaps only second to the ship itself!)

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The 180-year-old Mary Rose souvenirs

The 180-year-old Mary Rose souvenirs

When the Mary Rose was first rediscovered in the 1830s, everyone wanted a piece of the ship, and with these souvenirs, they could have one…

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How to be a scientist

How to be a scientist

There is no single right way to become a scientist, but in our latest blog, Prof Schofield goes back to her roots and plants some future scientist seeds…

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Keeping things ship-shape

Keeping things ship-shape

What goes on behind the scenes at the Mary Rose Museum?

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Steering the Mary Rose

Steering the Mary Rose

The ship’s wheel wasn’t in use in the 16th century, so how did they steer the Mary Rose?

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How did a coconut find its way onto the Mary Rose wreck site?

How did a coconut find its way onto the Mary Rose wreck site?

Many unusual objects were found on the Mary Rose, including a coconut, but why was it there?

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Caring for our collection

Caring for our collection

There is a lot more to displaying the objects from the Mary Rose than just taking them out of the sea, wiping off the mud and sticking them in a display case…

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Shardlake and the Mary Rose

Shardlake and the Mary Rose

What links the Mary Rose to the historical novels featuring Mathew Shardlake, written by C. J. Sansom?

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