Tudor robes from TV show are on display

The costumes now on display for all to see
The costumes now on display for all to see

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INSTANTLY recognisable, Henry VIII’s orange and bronze war costume from the final series of The Tudors is part of a new display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

This is just one of the costumes which regular viewers of the popular TV show will recognise, now on display for all to see close up.

In line with the return of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series The Tudors, the Mary Rose 500 Appeal is showcasing some of the costumes for the first time in the UK.

They are on display in the AV Theatre of the Mary Rose Museum until March 31.

Entry can be gained with a ticket to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or free via the museum shop where the public can also donate to the Mary Rose 500 Appeal to help build the new museum to open in 2012, where more of these stunning exhibitions will be possible.

The eight costumes on show are those worn by Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII, Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves, Joely Richardson as Catherine Parr, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Catherine of Aragon, Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn, Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour and Tamzin Merchant as Catherine Howard.

The exhibition is open from 11am until 3pm on most days. See maryrose500.org.