250,000th visitor at Mary Rose

The new museum which holds the Mary Rose has welcomed its 250,00th visitor

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250,000 visit the new Mary Rose museum

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.

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