As one of the nation’s most iconic ships secures funding for major restoration work another is getting a new purpose-built home. Construction of the Mary Rose Trust’s new museum is at an advanced stage ahead of it’s opening at the end of the year. Launched in 1511 close to the spot where she now lies, Mary Rose was one of the first warships to carry heavy guns.
She famously foundered during an engagement with a French invasion fleet in 1545 as King Henry VIII looked on from Southsea Castle. She was raised in 1982 and has been undergoing conservation work at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard since that time. Visit the Mary Rose Trust website for more details.
View a 360 image of the Mary Rose museum under construction.