Late in the afternoon of July 19th, 1545, the 'Mary Rose' one of the largest of King Henry VIII's great ships, heeled to starboard and sank. The Mary Rose settled into the soft seabed and the tides enabled silt to cover part of her hull producing the perfect conditions to preserved the ship and her artefacts.
35 years ago the Mary Rose was successfully raised from the seabed on the 11th of October 1982.
His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and President of the Mary Rose Trust was onboard the Sleipner at the time and had been on many dives during the excavation.
Mary Rose was taken to her new home Number 3, Dry Dock Portsmouth within meters of where she was built 472 years earlier and the journey began to preserve her and her artefacts for future generations. The Mary Rose and her collection of artefacts provide the best insight into Tudor life, they tell the compelling story of King Henry VIII's favourite warship and her crew.
During our special week we will be learning about the Mary Rose and her crew, King Henry VIII, and Tudor life. Our week will culminate with a Class Ship Building Activity!!
Please scroll down to view a selection of photographs taken at the Mary Rose Museum, and some of the class ship building activities.
Class Ship Building Activity
If you would like more information about the Mary Rose Museum please click http://www.maryrose.org/
The Mary Rose in the Future
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