Portsmouth’s Mary Rose and Coronavirus
Updated - 20th March 2020
The Mary Rose has been following the situation around the rapid spread of Coronavirus very closely and implementing all government advice. Given the importance of both controlling the spread of the virus and relieving the burden on the NHS, the Mary Rose Museum...
Portsmouth Festivities secures National Lottery support for Submerged
Working with creatives Linda Mason and Ricky Tart, Portsmouth Festivities is enabling Young Carers aged 11-18 to collaborate with the artists over three months of workshops and creating artistic interpretations of the sinking of the Mary Rose which will feature in an exhibition.
With the support received from...
Spring onboard Portsmouth’s Mary Rose
For the first time ever, on Sunday 8th March the Mary Rose will host a Yoga session. This beginner-intermediate workshop will be taught in one of the museum’s galleries by professional instructor Amanda Gartrell. Not only will participants have an amazing view during the class, they will also...
Partnership between Portsmouth’s Mary Rose & University of Winchester creates unique job opportunities
Mary Kinoulty, Head of Learning at the Mary Rose commented on the partnership: “We are very proud of our ground-breaking partnership with the University of Winchester. The graduates who are supported by the University in their placements with The Mary Rose Learning Department have been a wonderful asset to the...
Dr Alex Hildred celebrates 40 years at the Mary Rose Trust
Following the discovery of the Mary Rose in the Solent, it was decided to excavate the ship in its entirety. The Mary Rose Trust was formed in 1979 with H.R.H. Prince Charles as president. Over 500 volunteer divers, and many more volunteers on shore, helped excavate the ship and...
2 Millionth Visitor Welcomed at The Mary Rose
The lucky visitors, Colin, Sue and daughter Rosanna Pope from Cambridge, were delighted to be the museum’s 2 millionth (+2!) visitors. The family were greeted by members of the Mary Rose executive team and treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the artefacts not usually on view to...
The Mary Rose - Finalist in the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards!
The Mary Rose in Portsmouth has been chosen as one of the ten heritage sites across the UK to be a finalist in the 25th National Lottery Awards. British actor Hugh Bonneville spoke to Julian Clegg at BBC Radio Solent live from the Mary Rose this morning about the awards.
Museum Cannon Day 2019
21st August 1836 was the day that Charles Deane, a diver investigating a mystery shipwreck in the Solent, announced to the world that he had rediscovered Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, based on two guns he had found, an iron Port Piece and a bronze Cannon Royal!
When the Mary Rose was excavated by archaeologists on the seabed, it contained chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts. This can be recreated by visitors who will discover chests throughout the museum galleries and piece together the clues to solve the mysteries of this famous shipwreck. They will sniff...