Year 5 discover the Mary Rose

Last Friday, Year 5 visited the newly-opened Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth.

The first stop was a hands-on workshop about life at sea in Tudor times where the pupils could handle facsimile artefacts, discuss their purpose and work out which people on board would have used them.


After lunch, the girls visited the newly-opened museum where the displays captivated their attention and the views of the preserved hull of the ship were amazing. One of the highlights was the glass elevator, situated close to the hull, which passes from the base to the top, allowing everyone to appreciate the size and layout of the vessel. The exhibits were very varied, ranging from Tudor nit combs and archers’ bows to lengths of rope from the original ship. Most of the girls remarked that they would like to return to the museum as there was so much to see and take in.