Mary Rose Museum

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Mary Rose Museum
MaryRoseMuseum1.jpg
Concept plan of the new Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Established1984
LocationPortsmouth, United Kingdom
TypeMaritime museum
Key holdingsMary Rose warship
Collection size19,000 artefacts
OwnerMary Rose Trust
Websitewww.maryrose.org
 
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Mary Rose Museum
MaryRoseMuseum1.jpg
Concept plan of the new Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Established1984
LocationPortsmouth, United Kingdom
TypeMaritime museum
Key holdingsMary Rose warship
Collection size19,000 artefacts
OwnerMary Rose Trust
Websitewww.maryrose.org

The Mary Rose Museum is an historical museum located at Historical Dockyards in Portsmouth in the United Kingdom run by the Mary Rose Trust. The museum is dedicated to the 16th century Tudor navy warship Mary Rose as well as the historical context in which she was active. The museum opened in 1984 and displays artefacts from the ship as well as the ship itself in a dedicated ship hall while it has been undergoing conservation. In September 2009 the ship hall was closed to allow the start of construction of a new museum that was opened at the end of May 2013.[1] The complete conservation of the Mary Rose will be finished in 2016, when she will be fully integrated with the new museum environment.

History[edit]

The new Mary Rose museum designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre, Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will and built by construction firm Warrings opened at the end of May 2013. The construction has been challenging because the museum has been built over the ship in the dry dock which is a listed monument. During construction of the museum conservation of the hull continued inside a sealed "hotbox". In April 2013 the polyethyleneglycol sprays were turned off and the process of controlled airdrying began. By 2016 the "hotbox" will be removed and for the first time since 1545 the ship will be revealed dry. This new museum displays most of the artifacts recovered from within the ship in context with the conserved hull. The Mary Rose Trust will have created a world-leading museum in Portsmouth for the Mary Rose and the Tudor Navy, an international center for maritime archaeology and provide better facilities for education and outreach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A New Museum for the Mary Rose - News". Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 50°47′58″N 1°06′27″W / 50.7995°N 1.1074°W / 50.7995; -1.1074