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A village museum in Sussex will compete with the new Mary Rose exhibition hall in Portsmouth, as well as Tate Britain, to be named the Museum of the Year.
The Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft reopened last September and could win an Art Fund prize worth £100,000.
The result will be announced on July 9 and we spoke to director Hilary Williams about the museum.
Portsmouth's new Mary Rose Museum is one of six national museums to make it to the final of a national museum competition.
The prestigious Art Fund Prize for the Museum of the Year 2014 recognises an exceptional standard of excellence and awards the winner a prize of £100,000 annually.
The Historic Dockyard's nomination comes after the centre welcomed 415,000 visitors since opening.
The museum displays the starboard section of the ship that served Henry VIII for 34 years, before spending over 400 years under the Solent.
Following the painstaking archaeological excavation and recording of the exact location of every find, the project team have been able to recreate the interior of the Mary Rose, where the ship has been reunited with the possessions of the crew and all the material of a Tudor warship.
The six museums which have been selected as finalists for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year are:
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex; Hayward Gallery, London; The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; Tate Britain, London; and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.