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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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We’re Good to Go! Posted: 19-08-20

Mary Rose Museum confirms we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment for our museum, offices and workshop.

A summary of the key measures we have put in place for our visitors, staff and volunteers, as a...

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National Museum of the Royal Navy and Mary Rose come together in collaboration to provide an improved visitor offer Posted: 06-08-20

National Museum of the Royal Navy and Mary Rose come together in collaboration in the wake of COVID-19 closure to provide an improved visitor offer.

The alliance will herald a revitalised approach to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard brand and will be a huge boost to both organisations who have...

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Portsmouth’s Mary Rose shortlisted for national award for its lockdown activities Posted: 22-07-20


Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK. This year, the charity asked families and museums to vote for what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown....

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New Research provides crucial information on degradation processes which will be used to protect the Mary Rose Posted: 11-06-20

After four centuries on the Solent seabed, Henry VIII’s famous warship, the Mary Rose was salvaged in 1982 providing valuable insights into Tudor history and society.  However, the excavation and movement of the Mary Rose from an anoxic sea atmosphere to an oxygen-containing environment has posed significant challenges for her...

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