The Mary Rose as she was in her old home, where she was sprayed with water to prevent her timbers from drying out. In May she was re-located to a purpose built museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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.
– Rear Admiral John Lippiett, chief executive of The Mary Rose Trust
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."
The new museum housing the Mary Rose has welcomed its 250,000th visitor just 18 weeks after opening.
The £27 million museum, which has the hull of the Tudor warship as well as thousands of other artefacts, opened on 31st May this year.
Rear Admiral John Lippiett, chief executive of The Mary Rose Trust said, "To achieve our 250,000th visitor in such a short space of time far exceeds all our expectations.
"Not only have we welcomed visitors from our immediate area and across the UK, but also a considerable number from right across the world."
The news comes three days before the museum marks the 31st anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose, in October 1982.
The new home of Henry the Eighth's flagship has welcomed its 100,000th visitor. The Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard opened just eight weeks ago at the end of May.
It's reunited the famous hull - raised from the bottom of the Solent more than 30 years ago - with many of the 19,000 artefacts for the first time since they were recovered from the seabed.
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.
The bell from the Mary Rose arrives in a procession, and the new £35m museum is unveiled.
Click video. Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, describes the importance of the entire project.
A wreath has been laid at the spot where the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose, sank in The Solent nearly 500 years ago. It marks the opening day of a new museum in Portsmouth dedicated to the ship and the 380 soldiers and crew who lost their lives fighting the French in 1545.
The new museum, which opens to the public tomorrow reunites the wreck of the Mary Rose with thousands of its artefacts.
The Mary Rose was on her way to fight the French in 1545 when she capsized in the Solent. Martin Dowse has been looking at the ships's unique place in history - and he paints a picture of Tudor life in the South of England.