Museum’s honour for its digital media work

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AN AWARD-WINNING Portsmouth museum has scooped another accolade.

The Mary Rose, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, was named the winner of ‘The First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media’ at the Maritime Media Awards in London last week. 

The Mary Rose was nominated for its website, which, supported by research, presents an illuminating account of Henry VIII’s flagship and the 19,000 personal and professional artefacts that give an insight into life on board. 

Helen Bonser-Wilton, chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, said: ‘We’re delighted the work of our digital team has been recognised. The team works tirelessly to raise awareness of the Mary Rose by bringing alive Tudor history through our digital media channels in a creative way.’ 

Since it opened in 2016, The Mary Rose has won numerous awards and it is rated as the number one attraction in Portsmouth on TripAdvisor,