STEM at Work - Shipwreck Science, Materials Conservation, Building Design

Mary Rose Museum

Discover the range of STEM careers available in a 21st century museum housing a 15th Century shipwreck

How is science saving the Mary Rose for future generations? Investigate the changes caused by 437 years under the sea. Handle real samples of Mary Rose wood and discover polyethylene glycol, the amazing designer polymer, which has given the ship back her strength. 

Investigate materials as the the Conservators do using digital and light microscopes. 

Find out about engineering a brand new world-class museum. 


Expected outcomes

New ideas for careers - how to combine a love of history and science

Using scientific knowledge in a new context

Working scientifically 

See conservation in action in the largest display case in the world

To book this activity, please contact:
Clare Barnes
02392 871119

Mary Rose Museum
Main Road
PO1 3PY Portsmouth

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