Golden night for Mary Rose Museum

Left to right: Peter Colling, Managing Director, Tourism South East, Representative from Take One Media (award sponsor), Paul Griffiths and Sue Judge of the Mary Rose Trust, The Awards host Rich Clarke (Heart FM Breakfast Show).Picture: Mary Rose Trust.
Left to right: Peter Colling, Managing Director, Tourism South East, Representative from Take One Media (award sponsor), Paul Griffiths and Sue Judge of the Mary Rose Trust, The Awards host Rich Clarke (Heart FM Breakfast Show).Picture: Mary Rose Trust.
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THE Mary Rose Museum has been recognised with an award.

The museum, which houses Henry VIII’s flagship at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, received a gold award for large visitor attraction of the year at the Beautiful South Awards.

The purpose-built museum opened in May last year and displays the 16th-century Tudor warship’s hull along with many thousands of the 19,000 artefacts found with it.

It has since welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors and won a raft of awards.

Paul Griffiths, head of operations at The Mary Rose Trust, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. It has been a wonderful year for the Mary Rose Museum and the city of Portsmouth and this award is an amazing end to the year.

‘We have an exceptional and dedicated team of staff and volunteers at the Mary Rose Trust and this award is testament to all their hard work.’

The awards were held at the Grand Brighton Hotel.

The Mary Rose saw 34 years of service before it sank while leading an attack on a French invasion fleet in 1545.

It was discovered in 1971 and raised from the seabed of the Solent in 1982.