The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Flagship of Henry VIII which sank off the South Coast of England in 1545. Portsmouth's top visitor attraction on TripAdvisor. The Mary Rose is based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.

Operating as usual

Apparently today is "Drink Beer Day", so lets look back at a time when a group of Mary Rose sailors went drinking, and e...
07/09/2021

Apparently today is "Drink Beer Day", so lets look back at a time when a group of Mary Rose sailors went drinking, and ended up in the admiralty court...

https://maryrose.org/drunken-sailors

Apparently today is "Drink Beer Day", so lets look back at a time when a group of Mary Rose sailors went drinking, and ended up in the admiralty court...

https://maryrose.org/drunken-sailors

Read any good Tudor-related books lately?We're rather fond of the Shardlake books by CJ Sansom, partly because we're in ...
06/09/2021

Read any good Tudor-related books lately?

We're rather fond of the Shardlake books by CJ Sansom, partly because we're in them.

Read any good Tudor-related books lately?

We're rather fond of the Shardlake books by CJ Sansom, partly because we're in them.

“When I visited the dockyard last this exhibit was about to open so I missed out. Revisited for this experience and I wa...
06/09/2021

“When I visited the dockyard last this exhibit was about to open so I missed out. Revisited for this experience and I was absolutely delighted I did - the ship is amazing. The projected scenes bring the vessel to life, and coupled with the artifacts shed light on the crew and what they were doing.

Highly recommended and if I lived closer I would make numerous trips there is far too much to take in all at once. Well done to the museum and staff very well presented and a credit to those who bought it back.”

Discover why we're Portsmouth's No. 1 attraction on Tripadvisor this summer!

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“When I visited the dockyard last this exhibit was about to open so I missed out. Revisited for this experience and I was absolutely delighted I did - the ship is amazing. The projected scenes bring the vessel to life, and coupled with the artifacts shed light on the crew and what they were doing.

Highly recommended and if I lived closer I would make numerous trips there is far too much to take in all at once. Well done to the museum and staff very well presented and a credit to those who bought it back.”

Discover why we're Portsmouth's No. 1 attraction on Tripadvisor this summer!

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Planning a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard  this September?Between 13th-17th September we’re holding a series of O...
05/09/2021

Planning a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this September?

Between 13th-17th September we’re holding a series of Open Day events. Uncover the tale of Jack the Painter, encounter rarely seen unique Tudor artefacts, get close to a surviving sail from the Battle of Trafalgar, learn how they built the Royal Navy and even find out how naval history might also be part of yours…

These events are free with your Ultimate Explorer Ticket, but prebooking is required as spaces are limited.

Find out what’s on offer, and book your tickets, at MaryRose.org/Open-Days

Planning a visit to the Mary Rose this September, but want something a little more in depth?We have guided tours for all...
04/09/2021

Planning a visit to the Mary Rose this September, but want something a little more in depth?

We have guided tours for all levels of interest, from a Highlights tour, which takes you through the museum in an hour, to our Premium Tour, which takes you behind the scenes!

https://maryrose.org/tours

Please note that these are sold as add-ons to your visit, an admission ticket is also required.

Planning a visit to the Mary Rose this September, but want something a little more in depth?

We have guided tours for all levels of interest, from a Highlights tour, which takes you through the museum in an hour, to our Premium Tour, which takes you behind the scenes!

https://maryrose.org/tours

Please note that these are sold as add-ons to your visit, an admission ticket is also required.

Fancy a cultural day out that involves breath-taking exhibits, plenty of opportunities for Instagram posts and an experi...
03/09/2021

Fancy a cultural day out that involves breath-taking exhibits, plenty of opportunities for Instagram posts and an experience that will stay with you forever?

MaryRose.org

"I don't need to go and see the Mary Rose, I saw it when I was at school!"No, you really didn't...
03/09/2021
Think you saw The Mary Rose at school? Think again.

"I don't need to go and see the Mary Rose, I saw it when I was at school!"

No, you really didn't...

The Mary Rose has changed a lot since the 1980s. See how different it is to the museum you visited on a school trip years ago.

Exotic cup?🧉Souvenir of foreign travel?🏝Flotsam from a passing ship?⛵️Dropped by an overladen Swallow?🐦🥥🦶What was this c...
02/09/2021

Exotic cup?🧉
Souvenir of foreign travel?🏝
Flotsam from a passing ship?⛵️
Dropped by an overladen Swallow?🐦🥥🦶

What was this coconut doing on the Mary Rose wreck site?

https://maryrose.org/blog/collections/museum-blogger/out-of-context/

Exotic cup?🧉
Souvenir of foreign travel?🏝
Flotsam from a passing ship?⛵️
Dropped by an overladen Swallow?🐦🥥🦶

What was this coconut doing on the Mary Rose wreck site?

https://maryrose.org/blog/collections/museum-blogger/out-of-context/

Kids going back to school? Hopefully we'll be welcoming them to us at some point this year!MaryRose.org/Learning
01/09/2021

Kids going back to school? Hopefully we'll be welcoming them to us at some point this year!

MaryRose.org/Learning

31/08/2021

1545: When their world ended, a new visitor experience at the Mary Rose.

Re-live the final moments on board Henry VIII’s favourite ship.

Book your tickets today - http://MaryRose.org/Book-Now

“Wow, this is a massive piece of History not to be missed! The massive and heroic efforts that went into raising the rem...
30/08/2021

“Wow, this is a massive piece of History not to be missed!
The massive and heroic efforts that went into raising the remains of this ship are mind blowing!”

Discover why we're Portsmouth's No. 1 attraction on Tripadvisor this summer!

MaryRose.org

“Wow, this is a massive piece of History not to be missed!
The massive and heroic efforts that went into raising the remains of this ship are mind blowing!”

Discover why we're Portsmouth's No. 1 attraction on Tripadvisor this summer!

MaryRose.org

The Mary Rose has proven inspirational to many in the fields of history and archaeology, but what about other fields?Tur...
29/08/2021
Musical Tributes to the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has proven inspirational to many in the fields of history and archaeology, but what about other fields?

Turns out Henry VIII's favourite ship is the favourite of a few musicians too, who've produced their own tributes.

Listen to a few in our blog -

https://maryrose.org/blog/in-the-museum/museum-blogger/music-tributes-to-the-mary-rose/

The Mary Rose has proven inspirational to many in the fields of History and Archaeology, but what about other fields? Turns out Henry VIII's favourite ship is the favourite of a few musicians, who've produced their own tributes.

It's the last weekend of the School Holidays, so why should you spend it at the the Mary Rose?➡1545 - Experience the Bat...
28/08/2021

It's the last weekend of the School Holidays, so why should you spend it at the the Mary Rose?

➡1545 - Experience the Battle of the Solent in our new gallery!
➡Join the Crew - a new family trail!
➡Meet Henry VIII and hear tales of his court!
➡Explore the ship and her treasures!

What are you waiting for? MaryRose.org/Book-Tickets

Yes, Victorious Festival has Madness, The Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass, but we've got Guns and Roses!Seriously ...
27/08/2021

Yes, Victorious Festival has Madness, The Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass, but we've got Guns and Roses!

Seriously though, if music festivals aren't your thing, the Mary Rose museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great alternative!

MaryRose.org/Book-Tickets

Yes, Victorious Festival has Madness, The Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass, but we've got Guns and Roses!

Seriously though, if music festivals aren't your thing, the Mary Rose museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great alternative!

MaryRose.org/Book-Tickets

Check out our latest podcast, as we ask Professor Suzannah Lipscomb to share her insights into Tudor politics and the fi...
27/08/2021
In conversation with… Suzannah Lipscomb

Check out our latest podcast, as we ask Professor Suzannah Lipscomb to share her insights into Tudor politics and the fickle nature of alliances that led to the Battle of the Solent, the action that saw the sinking of the Mary Rose.

Why did Henry VIII feel the need to build 2 new ships immediately after coming to the throne in 1509? We examine the too-and-fro of European alliances, the peace treaties and the power-play that culminated in the sinking of Henry’s favourite ship.

It’s almost that most wonderful time of the year – THE KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!🏫🏃🏃‍♀️Check out our blog, where mak...
27/08/2021
Back to School on the Mary Rose

It’s almost that most wonderful time of the year – THE KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!🏫🏃🏃‍♀️

Check out our blog, where make jokes about going back to school while showing pretty pictures of our museum collection. It's still educational though...

https://maryrose.org/blog/collections/museum-blogger/back-to-school/

In Tudor England school wasn’t the same as it is today. Still, you can find parallels, if you look hard enough (and have a blog to write!)

These days it tends to be cats who leave their mark on any unprotected flat surface, but dogs had their moments too, as ...
26/08/2021

These days it tends to be cats who leave their mark on any unprotected flat surface, but dogs had their moments too, as this tile from the galley area of the Mary Rose can confirm...

Discover more of our collection at MaryRose.org

These days it tends to be cats who leave their mark on any unprotected flat surface, but dogs had their moments too, as this tile from the galley area of the Mary Rose can confirm...

Discover more of our collection at MaryRose.org

We've just learned that we've been awarded the Tripadvisor  Travelers Choice award, which is given to the top 10% of att...
24/08/2021

We've just learned that we've been awarded the Tripadvisor Travelers Choice award, which is given to the top 10% of attractions worldwide, for the 10th year running!

Come and find out why we're so popular this summer - MaryRose.org

We've just learned that we've been awarded the Tripadvisor Travelers Choice award, which is given to the top 10% of attractions worldwide, for the 10th year running!

Come and find out why we're so popular this summer - MaryRose.org

📚Soon they'll be back at school! When shopping online for school supplies such as uniform, shoes, stationery, you can ra...
23/08/2021

📚Soon they'll be back at school!

When shopping online for school supplies such as uniform, shoes, stationery, you can raise free donations for us with Give as you Live ! ✏️

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/maryrose?utm_source=charitytoolkit&utm_content=566982&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=CTBackToSchool

📚Soon they'll be back at school!

When shopping online for school supplies such as uniform, shoes, stationery, you can raise free donations for us with Give as you Live ! ✏️

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/maryrose?utm_source=charitytoolkit&utm_content=566982&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=CTBackToSchool

“Fantastic experience, very friendly and informative staff. Our first visit for over 30 years, will not wait that long a...
23/08/2021

“Fantastic experience, very friendly and informative staff. Our first visit for over 30 years, will not wait that long again!”

Discover why we're Portsmouth's No. 1 attraction on Tripadvisor this summer!

MaryRose.org

“Fantastic experience, very friendly and informative staff. Our first visit for over 30 years, will not wait that long again!”

Discover why we're Portsmouth's No. 1 attraction on Tripadvisor this summer!

MaryRose.org

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was killed and the Tudor dynasty took ...
22/08/2021

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was killed and the Tudor dynasty took the English Throne.

536 years later, the Tudor are still winning, even if it's just on TripAdvisor...

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was killed and the Tudor dynasty took the English Throne.

536 years later, the Tudor are still winning, even if it's just on TripAdvisor...

On this Day, 21st August 1836, John Deane announced that he had rediscovered the Mary Rose. The wreck site had actually ...
21/08/2021
Salvaging the Mary Rose – 1836-1843

On this Day, 21st August 1836, John Deane announced that he had rediscovered the Mary Rose.

The wreck site had actually been found a couple of months earlier by Gosport-based diver Henry Abbinett, but this was the point when they knew, based on the guns they had found, that this was the Mary Rose.

Still, if this was the case, why then did it become necessary to look for it all over again 125 years later? Find out at MaryRose.org/salvage-1836/

The Mary Rose lay on the sea bed for 437 years, but she wasn't completely untouched...

Why visit the Mary Rose this weekend?➡1545 - Experience the Battle of the Solent in our new gallery!➡Join the Crew - a n...
20/08/2021

Why visit the Mary Rose this weekend?

➡1545 - Experience the Battle of the Solent in our new gallery!
➡Join the Crew - a new family trail!
➡Meet Henry VIII and hear tales of his court!
➡Explore the ship and her treasures!

What are you waiting for?
MaryRose.org/Book-Tickets

This month you could win an extra £250 for us or a prize for yourself by entering the #easyfundraising Back to School Gi...
20/08/2021

This month you could win an extra £250 for us or a prize for yourself by entering the #easyfundraising Back to School Giveaway!

Simply follow the link below and shop at any of the listed retailers. This would make a BIG difference to us during this difficult time, so please take a moment to get involved!

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/giveaway/back-to-school?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=rm-btsgiv21-f1

This month you could win an extra £250 for us or a prize for yourself by entering the #easyfundraising Back to School Giveaway!

Simply follow the link below and shop at any of the listed retailers. This would make a BIG difference to us during this difficult time, so please take a moment to get involved!

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/giveaway/back-to-school?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=rm-btsgiv21-f1

It's Mystery Object Day!So, what do you think these wooden objects are for? We'll give you a clue; they were found in pe...
20/08/2021

It's Mystery Object Day!

So, what do you think these wooden objects are for?

We'll give you a clue; they were found in personal chests, and they're about 20cm x 25cm.

Answers at 4pm GMT!

It's Mystery Object Day!

So, what do you think these wooden objects are for?

We'll give you a clue; they were found in personal chests, and they're about 20cm x 25cm.

Answers at 4pm GMT!

We've been listening to the recent Horrible Histories podcast, where King Francis I gloats about the Mary Rose sinking, ...
19/08/2021
Horrible Histories Podcast - Henry VIII - BBC Sounds

We've been listening to the recent Horrible Histories podcast, where King Francis I gloats about the Mary Rose sinking, which is a bit rude.

Perhaps Henry VIII should ask what happened to the French flagships Carraquon and La Maistresse, both of which were either destroyed or damaged before they were anywhere near the English fleet.

In fact, the Carraquon hadn't even left dock when it caught fire!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09rvv6l

Rattus gets Henry VIII to discuss hunting and beheading with Anne of Cleves!

Enter the Portsmouth Community Lottery  before the end of August and you could win a luxury forest staycation!All lotter...
18/08/2021

Enter the Portsmouth Community Lottery before the end of August and you could win a luxury forest staycation!

All lottery ticket sales help good causes in Portsmouth and you don't have to live in the city to take part!

https://www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/mary-rose-trust

Enter the Portsmouth Community Lottery before the end of August and you could win a luxury forest staycation!

All lottery ticket sales help good causes in Portsmouth and you don't have to live in the city to take part!

https://www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/mary-rose-trust

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Main Road, HM Naval Base
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General information

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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The Mary Rose

In 1545, The Mary Rose sank outside Portsmouth Harbour defending England from invasion.

In 1982, The Mary Rose made a spectacular return to the surface.

Now, experience The Mary Rose as never before.

Explore the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. See the thousands of objects, from the large bronze guns to personal items like wooden bowls and nitcombs, which recreate life onboard with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.

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Wareham Whalers are a shanty crew based in Dorset. A few years ago one of our members, Kevin, wrote a song about the Mary Rose. We are always up for bookings. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.wareham-whalers.org.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warehamwhalers/ Regards Dave
Good morning, am I allowed post an object on here for identification? I found what appears to be round light grey metal/iron possible musket or hail shot ball on Southsea beach yesterday. It is 1.5 inches/38mm in diameter, and weighs 106gms/3.75oz. One area of it is slightly flat. It could be a mix of lead and iron. I understand if this is not possible. Thank you.
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The Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a Due Mani) - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 15th action The seventh in our series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the ‘Anonimo Bolognese’ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 15th action. -———————————————————————————- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of ‘Wandering Swordsman’ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor of swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -———————————————————————————- Initiating action a.) Begin the action with your right foot forwards, and your false edge in contact with that of your opponent. b.) Feint a mandritto to your opponents head. c.) If your opponent moves to defend themselves, pass obliquely to the left to feint a riverso to their head while gripping your own blade a palms width from the cross with your left hand. d.) Force your opponents blade down and to the right to thrust your point into their chest. Counter action a.) Await your opponents action with your right foot forwards. b.) As your opponent feints a mandritto to your head, pass back and cut a mezzo mandritto to their hands. If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and don’t forget to like and subscribe ☕️ Merchandise, training weapons, more about us at www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk
And in the same set of photos as my last; a tinge of sadness to this one. Appears to be from one of the events where there was also a trip out to the Solent to commemorate the loss, and shoot a volley of arrow over the location of the sinking
Been sorting photos I took at events as part of Purbrook Bowmen while upgrading my photo archive. Found this one from what must be 15 or 16 years ago at the old museum. (NB this is not Purbrook Bowmen!)
Book yourself a Virtual Tour of the Mary Rose.
Mary Rose's neighbour looking resplendent in 1930. The only thing missing is the Mary Rose Museum! Photo courtesy of John Smith.
absolutely blown away by our guided tour from Barry! he kept the boys attention very well and blew our mind with his knowledge. will 100% book again (maybe without the children next time!) thank you so much for making our experience so memorable.
Me and my son came for a visit today. He has ASD and ADHD. We've been before and he was looking forward to it but when we got inside it was darker and noisier than he remembered and he became overwhelmed. Your staff were fantastic. They quickly offered a special lamp and ear defenders to ease his anxiety and were so kind and understanding. It made a huge difference to our day and I wanted to say a big thank you.
Was planning a family visit tomorrow as my son is studying Tudors at school so purchased a Family Explorer ticket last weekend - 5 days ago. Disappointingly, have yet to be sent my code to book a time slot. Phones aren't answered, emails aren't answered and an enquiry submitted through the contact us form on the website isn't answered. Am hoping posting here will trigger some response to one of my many attempts to contact to resolve.
The Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a Due Mani) - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 12th action The fourth in a series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the ‘Anonimo Bolognese’ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 11th action. -———————————————————————————- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of ‘Wandering Swordsman’ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -———————————————————————————- Initiating action a.) Begin the action in cinghiara porta di ferro alta, with your false edge in contact with that of your opponent. b.) Cross your arms to bring your blade to the opposite side of your opponents weapon, catching the weak between your blade and crossguard. c.) Let go of your sword with your left hand, following the line of your blade to grasp your weapon at halfsword, allowing the blade to slope down and to the left. d.) Passing forwards and to the right, beat your opponents blade down and to the left with your crossguard. e.) Thrust your hilt forwards forcefully to strike your opponent in the face with the pommel. f.) End your opponent in the manner that seems appropriate, in this case we use a mandritto fendente (a downward angled cut, from right to left). Counter action a.) Await your opponents action in guardia porta di ferro alta (a guard position). b.) Do not react as your opponent crosses their arms. If you are keeping correct distance, then they cannot reach you without passing forwards with their right foot. c.) When your opponent throws your weapon aside and advances their right foot, before their foot has landed, throw yourself forwards ‘into’ your opponent, placing your left hand behind their elbow and pushing their right arm across their body. d.) As your left foot lands, the manuscript suggests either striking your opponent in the face with the pommel or cutting them with a fendente (a downward angled cut). The latter would only make sense if the opponent is stepping away. e.) End your opponent in a suitable manner. To demonstrate the second option from the manuscript (and because it is appropriate here) we are using a riverso fendente and compassing the right foot behind the left. The great plague of 2020 has finally waned enough for me to get out and about a bit more; now to do something about this newly developed spare tire 😅🥺🍺 If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and don’t forget to like and subscribe ☕️ More about us at: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee