New £27m Mary Rose museum to open
A new £27 million museum will bring together the wreck of the Mary Rose with thousands of its artefacts for the first time since they were lifted from the seabed more than 30 years ago.
The "jewellery box" centre, designed by Wilkinson Eyre architects, has been described as creating a snapshot of Tudor life every bit as vivid as Pompeii summons up Roman times.
The gunship sank off Portsmouth, Hampshire, in full view of Henry VIII during battle with the French on July 19 1545.
The ship lay undiscovered on the seabed of the Solent for centuries until its exposed timbers were seen by... read more
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