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The Mary Rose welcomes our 10,000,000th Visitor! Posted: 25-09-17

Mike and Sandra Perkins were the lucky visitors who helped the Mary Rose reach 10 million visitors today  –  a  complete surprise for the couple from Pembroke Dock in Wales. They were welcomed to the Museum by CEO of the Mary Rose Trust, Helen Bonser-Wilton. To mark the occasion, the...

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Robert Hardy : 1925-2017 Posted: 04-08-17

“We are greatly saddened by news of actor Robert Hardy’s death. He was a true gentleman and joy to work with. Robert’s work with the Mary Rose has been transformational as the leading specialist on the longbow.  Without his enthusiasm, skill and knowledge of the craft of archery, the subject...

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Reconstructing the crew of the Mary Rose Posted: 16-05-17
Scientists are using microbiology to examine some of the human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose to determine if any come from the same person.

Research by Dr Garry Scarlett, a DNA expert at the University of Portsmouth, should enable museum staff to recreate the skeletons of some of the crew.

Only a handful of the ship’s 500 crew survived when Henry VIII’s flagship was sunk in...

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Upper Deck Dinners at the Mary Rose Museum Posted: 16-03-17
The Mary Rose Museum has launched new corporate event packages which will allow guests to experience Henry VIII’s flagship as never before.

Guests will be enjoy first class catering while looking down at uninterrupted views of the restored timbers of the ship.

The experience can be personalised with music and lighting tailored to the client and the nature of the event – making each one a memorable, bespoke experience.

The exclusive offering...

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Digital research techniques to help unravel Tudor mysteries Posted: 05-09-16
For the first time human remains and other artefacts found on the Tudor warship Mary Rose are being released to a global audience as interactive 3D digital resources.

 These research-grade, highly accurate photogrammetry models of human skulls, together with a number of artefacts were generated for a Swansea Universityresearch project based in the College of...

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Cod bones reveal globalised fish trade in Tudor England Posted: 05-09-15
Test results from cod bones found on the Mary Rose has led archaeologists to suspect that some of it came from as far away as Newfoundland in eastern Canada.

Test results from one of the sample bones has led archaeologists to suspect that some of the stored cod came from as far away as Newfoundland in eastern Canada.

The research team say that the findings show how naval provisioning played an important role in the early expansion of the...

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Margaret Rule: 1928 – 2015 Posted: 10-04-15

“All at the Mary Rose Trust are deeply saddened to learn that Doctor Margaret Rule has died. For very nearly 50 years, her name has been synonymous with that of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, she having been the archaeological director of the remarkable excavation.

“It was some 50...

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Mary Rose enters final phase of conservation Posted: 29-04-13

Now, just four weeks from the official opening of the new £27m Mary Rose Museum, staff at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have announced that these spray jets have been turned off for the first time today (Monday 29th April), marking a new historic milestone in the conservation of the ship.

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Prince Harry marks the next milestone in the history of the Mary Rose Posted: 18-03-11

In the foreword to the commemorative programme Prince Harry says: “I am delighted to be able to mark another milestone today in the extraordinary history of the Mary Rose. This Foundation Stone in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard moves us a step closer to turning the vision and hard work of so...

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