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Mary Rose museum to open

A new £27 million museum is to open tomorrow which will bring together the wreck of the Mary Rose with thousands of its artefacts for the first time since they were lifted from the seabed more than 30 years ago.

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Museum 'designed by the curvature of the ship'

Chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, John Lippiett said the layout of the new Mary Rose Museum was designed in the shape of a ship, with many artefacts laid out in a mirror image allowing visitors to experience how it would have felt to be onboard.

The whole of the museum is designed by the curvature of the ship.

The concept is to put the objects back into the ship.

We have built the mirror image half of the ship.

This is a state-of-the-art museum which is at a very top level of any museum I know.

– John Lippiett, Chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust

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