Mary Rose Museum

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, Portsmouth

The Mary Rose Museum is a historical museum designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and Pringle Brandon. The museum is located at Historical Dockyards in Portsmouth in the United Kingdom run by the Mary Rose Trust. The museum is dedicated to the 16th century Tudor navy warship Mary Rose as well as the historical context in which she was active. The museum opened in 1984 and displays artefacts from the ship as well as the ship itself in a dedicated ship hall while it has been undergoing conservation. In September 2009 the ship hall was closed to allow the start of construction of a new museum that will open sometime in 2012. The museum containing displays of artefacts and the history of the ship remains open until then. The complete conservation of the Mary Rose will be finished in 2016, when she will be fully integrated with the new museum environment.