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HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh Posted: 09-04-21

The trustees, staff and volunteers of the Mary Rose Trust were saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh earlier today.  We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.

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2nd round of Culture Recovery Grant supports the Mary Rose Posted: 02-04-21

The Mary Rose in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard has received a grant of £327,652 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the Trust’s continued recovery from the pandemic and to reopen in line with Government guidelines. 

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural...

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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb, becomes a trustee of the Mary Rose Posted: 25-03-21

Renowned historian, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb, becomes a trustee of Portsmouth’s Mary Rose.

As a world leading expert on Tudor history, Suzannah will bring unrivalled knowledge and expertise to her role as Trustee, adding to the rich narrative of this British icon which gives an unparalleled insight into everyday life 500...

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Mega microscope will help protect maritime history Posted: 27-01-21

Nearly £100K of funding has been awarded to scientists to help ensure that Tudor warship the Mary Rose and other historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - as well as related artefacts such as boots, cannons and gold coins - are protected for years to come.

The funding has been...

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New Chief Executive appointed for Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Posted: 11-01-21

The Board of the Mary Rose Trust today confirmed that Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive, will be leaving the Mary Rose Trust at the end of March 2021. Helen is taking up an exciting new role as Chief Executive of the Leeds Castle Foundation in Kent. The Board is enormously grateful...

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Black History Month - Mary Rose invites you to celebrate diversity Posted: 28-10-20

During Black History Month and in light of the ongoing conversations tackling racial inequalities within society, the Mary Rose felt that it has a role to play within this conversation.

The Many Faces of Tudor England exhibition explores the latest scientific and genealogical findings into the crew of the Mary...

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Mary Rose succeeds in the receiving Culture Recovery Grant Posted: 12-10-20

The Mary Rose, at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, has been awarded £655,304 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

The Mary Rose is one...

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National Lottery supports Mary Rose through the Covid-19 crisis Posted: 29-09-20

The Mary Rose is delighted to have received £250,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help it survive the financial peril caused by the COVID 19 crisis. 

The Museum closed to the public in March 2020 due to lockdown, leading to the loss of 84% of its annual...

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We’re back! We've re-opened! Posted: 26-08-20

The National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Mary Rose have re-opened the gates to visitors.

Matthew Sheldon, director of operations for the NMRN, said: ‘Getting everyone back into the dockyard has been an incredible feeling.  Walking around here during lockdown has felt far too eerie.

‘Seeing the first...

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