Mary Rose Museum is unveiled

This evening, a remarkable journey back to Tudor times as we preview the opening of the Mary Rose museum.

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Wreath laid at spot where Mary Rose sank

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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.

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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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