MEN OF WAR: Half-Term Events at the Mary Rose
Get Totally Tudor this half-term and explore the highly trained Soldiers, Archers and Gunners employed on board the Mary Rose. In Tudor England, young boys would train from the age of seven to use a bow and arrow...
A Big Surprise for Portsmouth’s National Lottery-Funded Hero
The ‘Big Surprise’ is a 90-second weekly slot during the ad break of Saturday night primetime ITV shows – meaning local hero, Maurice, better know as Morrie, is set to get national recognition with around 5 million people expected to tune in across the ITV network.
Bringing salvaged wooden ships and artefacts back to life with “smart” nanotech
“This project began over a glass of wine with Eleanor Schofield, Ph.D., who is head of conservation at the Mary Rose Trust,” recalls Serena Corr, Ph.D., the project’s principal investigator. “She was working on techniques to preserve the wood hull and assorted artefacts and needed a way to direct the...
The Mary Rose wins at the VE:Forum Visitor Experience Award
The awards reward Visitor Experience teams’ work in museums, galleries and attractions across the UK.
The ‘Volunteer Led Visitor Experience’ award recognises volunteer teams that have delivered consistently excellent service to visitors.
Also nominated in this category was the Science Museum.
Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust,...
Help the Mary Rose build a colossal LEGO brick mosaic
This particular LEGO brick mosaic will be based on The Encampment of the English forces near Portsmouth Cowdray engraving which offers an aerial view of Tudor Portsmouth. The fleet of French King, Francis I, can be seen battling King Henry VIII’s ships on 19 July 1545, the fateful day the...
Happy Birthday, Henry!
To coincide with Henry VIII’s birthday on 28 June, world class Tudor attraction, The Mary Rose, is launching a week-long campaign of celebratory activities. Events are planned for both London and Portsmouth, home of the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII’s favourite warship.
From 25 June – 1 July,...
Mary Rose launches new drinks reception packages for businesses amid campaign for international status
The offer comes as part of a wider campaign by the museum to become an international attraction to rival Stonehenge and promote the Mary Rose’s unique Tudor story, The “Henry VIII – 500 years. A heartbeat away” campaign emphasises the emotional connection for visitors and aims to provide an immersive...
The Mary Rose makes it to the finals of the European Museum of the Year Award
Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, says: “We are thrilled to have made it to the finals of these prestigious awards against intense competition, only three years after winning a Special Commendation, and delighted that Mary Rose is recognised as a world-class museum.”
The Mary Rose underwent...
Help create a LEGO® brick portrait of King Henry VIII at the Mary Rose!
Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with the Walker Art Gallery and Bright Bricks on this exciting project, which will see Holbein’s painting of Henry VIII transformed into a LEGO brick work of art. It’s bound to entertain visitors of...