mary rose museum
It's remarkable to think that it has been a year since the Mary Rose Museum reopened. We (rightly) made a big fuss when we
Recently I asked our museum volunteers to tell us some of their stories about visitors and the collection, with the intention of collecting them for a follow-up to this blog from last year. This particular one stood out...
We value authenticity in the museum, and it's always nice, when visitors ask, "That's not real, is it?" to be able to say "Oh yes, everything is real". The Mary Rose may only be 40% of a ship, but she's 100% genuine.
A lot of people would have you believe that bigger is best, and while it's true that the Mary Rose is the biggest (and best!) archaeological artefact in the UK, her artefacts come in all sizes
Despite the reputation of "The Man", museum staff and volunteers aren't actually allowed to 'tell you off', the worst we can do is ask you not to do whatever you did again (and it has to be something bad, like climbing on artefacts or ignoring barriers).
When the Mary Rose sank in July 1545, 470 years ago this month, she took with her over 500 men, ranging from the yonkers
A lot of people use the same starting point when they ask our volunteers questions in the museum; "This may be a stupid question, but..." The thing is, 99.999% of the time it isn't. They tend to be pretty obvious questions, such as when the Mary Rose sank (19th July 1545, fact-fans!), or were there any survivors (30-40), but that doesn't make them stupid.
We often think of men looking after themselves to be a fairly recent thing, the 'metrosexual' male with his 'guyliner', 'mansturiser
The Mary Rose, also known as the Marie Rose, the Rose Marie and HMS Warrior, was built by King Arthur (also known as King Henry) in the 15th Century.
No, archaeologists aren't curing cancer, they're just helping you understand how doctors are working to protect children from avoidable diseases.