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Alexander McKee: a tribute to discoverer Posted: 22-07-22

WITHOUT the drive and enthusiasm of Alexander McKee who died on Wednesday, 22nd July the Mary Rose may never have been found.

In 1965 as an amateur diver he instigated Project Solent Ships and along with other divers from the Southsea branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club spent many months...

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Mary Rose Museum and Picture This Productions launch Augmented Reality detective game Posted: 07-07-22

Created by Picture This Productions’ director Charlotte Mikkelborg, in consultation with the Mary Rose’s Head of Research, Dr Alex Hildred, and expert in multisensory history Dr Hannah Platts (Royal Holloway, University of London), the game turns players into Time Detectives, investigating the sinking of the Mary Rose on 19th July...

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The race to preserve the bricks of a Tudor warship – The Mary Rose Posted: 07-04-22

After hundreds of years submerged in sea water, marine archaeological objects are complex materials due to degradation and inclusion of foreign compounds from the surrounding environment. When excavated and exposed to air these can transform to damaging products which can destroy material, resulting in historical loss. The Mary Rose, King...

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All Aboard Access Fund Launches at the Mary Rose museum! Posted: 07-02-22

Thanks to generous support from the Band Trust, the museum is running a pilot project supporting schools in Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport who may not otherwise be able to visit. The Mary Rose Trust have worked with local authorities to identify eligible schools who would particularly benefit from this opportunity...

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In memory of Chris Wilkinson, architect of the Mary Rose museum Posted: 14-12-21

John Lippiett, chief executive, Mary Rose Trust (2003-2015), Mary Rose museum

It was 20 years after Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose was raised and towed into a dry dock in Portsmouth, and plans were laid down to build her final home.

The challenges were immense, with the vital...

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Portsmouth’s Mary Rose to benefit from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Posted: 19-11-21

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Portsmouth’s Mary Rose in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. The Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded a grant of £327,652 to...

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