Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

Portsmouth, Hampshire

When you visit the Mary Rose Museum, make sure you don't miss meeting Hatch, the Mary Rose's dog, who's nearly half a millennium old.

Hatch was the ratter aboard the Mary Rose on the day that she sank off of the Portsmouth coast in 1545. Archaeologists found Hatch outside of the carpenter's cabin and have reconstructed him, making him one of the museum's most popular exhibits.  His is just one of the stories that you'll uncover on your visit.

You'll find out about what life was like on board the Mary Rose for her crew, discovering the jobs the men were tasked with and seeing how they used to relax whilst at sea.

At the centre of the brand new Mary Rose Museum is the ship herself.  Raised from the sea bed in 1982, this is your chance to get closer than ever before to Henry VIII's flagship.

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