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.
The new £27m museum housing the Mary Rose in Hampshire has welcomed its 250,000th visitor just 18 weeks after opening.
The centre, which brought the hull of the Tudor warship together with thousands of its artefacts for the first time, opened on 31st May 2013.
To achieve our 250,000th visitor in such a short time far exceeds all our expectations. We are thrilled both with the record numbers and with the overwhelming response, which reflects the excitement that the new exhibition is generating. Not only have we welcomed visitors from our immediate area and across the UK, but also a considerable number from right across the world."
– Rear Admiral John Lippiett, chief executive of The Mary Rose Trust
52,000 people have visited the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth in it's first month. The Historic Dockyard opened in May 2013 and has seen more than double the number of visitors, with 80,000 people passing through the gates in June.
It's 31 years since the Mary Rose was raised from the Solent - with Prince Charles, himself, looking on nervously. It was the most significant archaeological find in our nation's maritime history. Here is an excerpt from Richard Slee's report, to be broadcast at 6pm.