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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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The Mary Rose gets conservation boost from new x-ray technique Posted: 27-10-21

The Mary Rose - Henry VIII’s favourite warship whose remains were brought to the surface in a massive salvage operation broadcast to over 60 million people around the world 39 years ago this month - has received a major boost to help conserve the ship for future generations.

A team...

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Towards a National Collection Posted: 21-09-21

The announcement today of the five major projects forming the largest investment of Towards a National Collection, a five-year research programme, reveals the first insights into how thousands of disparate collections could be explored by public audiences and academic researchers in the

The five ‘Discovery Projects’ will...

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Search for Sunken Galley Posted: 09-08-21

Project Solent Warships has been match-funded by Historic England to search for historic wrecks in the Eastern Solent and is inspired by the late Alexander McKee’s ‘Solent Ships’ project, which succeeded in finding the Mary Rose in 1971. 

The survey vessel will pass close to the site of the...

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"Join the Crew" Launches at The Mary Rose this Summer Posted: 05-08-21

When the Mary Rose was excavated by archaeologists on the seabed, it contained chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts. Visitors will discover chests throughout the museum galleries and piece together the stories of life on board the Mary Rose. They will sniff Tudor smells, handle replica objects recovered from the...

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