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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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Portsmouth Festivities secures National Lottery support for Submerged Posted: 28-02-20

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...

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Spring onboard Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Posted: 28-02-20

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...

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Partnership between Portsmouth’s Mary Rose & University of Winchester creates unique job opportunities Posted: 09-01-20

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...

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Dr Alex Hildred celebrates 40 years at the Mary Rose Trust Posted: 03-12-19

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...

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