Mary Rose opens
The new Mary Rose Museum opens to visitors on May 31 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – the very same dockyard where the warship was built over 500 years ago.
Located just metres from Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory and the ships of the modern Royal Navy, the new museum will provide one of the most significant insights into Tudor life in the world and create the new centrepiece to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The Mary Rose is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world. The ongoing £35 million heritage project to build the new museum and complete the current conservation programme on the ship and her contents has received £23m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The HLF has been an ongoing supporter of the Mary Rose and, in addition to its £23m investment has awarded a number of other grants totalling £9.5 million over the past 18 years.
Tickets cost from £17 for the Museum and £26 for the entire Historic Dockyard including the Museum. On sale from April 8, 2013 at www.historicdockyard.co.uk