Monday, June 29, 2009

New Museum for the Mary Rose

A new high tech museum dedicated to the unseen treasures of the Mary Rose will be built at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard hopefully in time for the 2012 Olympic games.

"The Mary Rose was the pride of her day, being the first vessel capable of firing broadside. It went down in the Solent (strait of the English Channel) with more than 400 crewmen aboard, but the exact cause of the sinking has never been ascertained. This Tudor time capsule has been likened to Pompeii, and funds have now been granted that will provide a noble and pristine home for the spectacular warship and its treasures untold."

The Hull of the ship was salvaged in 1982 and has been on display ever since.

Construction will start in September 2009.

Read more:
Mary Rose Gets 21 Million for New Home
New Museum for Mary Rose

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