Date announced for opening of new Mary Rose Museum

The new Mary Rose Museum will open on May 31. Picture: Paul Jacobs (120180-8)
The new Mary Rose Museum will open on May 31. Picture: Paul Jacobs (120180-8)
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THE new Mary Rose Museum will open to the public on May 31, it has been revealed.

The centre, which has been built as part of a £35m heritage project, has been years in the making and finally throws open its doors next month.

Built next to HMS Victory, the new museum will display the remains of the ship along with thousands of artefacts, some of which have never been on display before.

John Lippiett, the chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, said: ‘The new Mary Rose Museum marks a new and exciting chapter in the history of the Mary Rose, providing an astonishing resource for the world to learn about the Tudors.

‘The museum is testament to all those who have worked so hard on this remarkable 42-year project to locate, salvage and conserve the ship and her contents.

‘We look forward to welcoming the first visitors through the door.’

Tickets for the museum will go on sale from April 8 and are available from www.historicdockyard.co.uk or by visiting the dockyard.