The New Mary Rose Museum -  From Vision to Reality

Author(s): Christopher TC Dobbs

Year: 2013


The new Mary Rose museum opens in early 2013.  It is the latest phase in the story of this remarkable ship built 500 years ago, sunk in 1545 and raised in 1982.  In 1974, it was the second ship to be designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act.


But how and why has this ship been able to progress from a small scale project starting like many others in the UK to being one with international impact?  This paper will start by looking at the vision behind the project and its evolution - from the formation of the Trust through excavation, to recovery, conservation and publication.  However it will concentrate on how the project will be presented to the public in the new museum.  How will it be displayed and interpreted to attract new audiences and why was the project worthy of support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and others?

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The New Mary Rose Museum -  From Vision to Reality. Christopher TC Dobbs. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428587)

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United Kingdom Western Europe

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min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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