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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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Service remembers Mary Rose victims

A wreath has been laid at the spot where the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose, sank nearly 500 years ago.

380 soldiers and crew lost their lives as the ship sank in front of Henry VIII, fighting the French in the Battle of the Solent in 1545.

The Last Post is played during the service Credit: ITV News/Ben Chapman

The wreck was raised in 1982 and will go on display in a new museum in Portsmouth, to be unveiled later today.

In a ceremony at the wreck site, The Last Post was played to commemorate the loss of life. It forms part of a day of events to mark the opening of the new museum.

A wreath has been laid at the spot where the Mary Rose sank in 1545 Credit: ITV News/Ben Chapman

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