Purbrook Bowmen prepare to fire bows in tribute to archers of the Mary Rose ahead of museum launch in Portsmouth.
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 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.
The Prince of Wales has congratulated the Mary Rose Museum on its new exhibition. Prince Charles is President of the Mary Rose Trust.
Time lapse footage shows the new Mary Rose Museum being built.
A memorial service is taking place at the Mary Rose wreck site in the Solent
It will mark the opening of the new Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth.
Sprays, coating the Mary Rose with water and chemicals for almost 30 years, have been switched off. The Tudor flagship is now encased in an airtight chamber where the wood will be dried and preserved. We have a special programme, featuring the Mary Rose in her new home, at 6pm.
A new £27 million museum is to open tomorrow, bringing together the wreck of the Mary Rose with thousands of artefacts for the first time since they were lifted from the seabed more than 30 years ago. Her story, from the seabed to her new home - and the battle to save her - tonight at 6pm.
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.
More than 60 million people watched as the hull section of the Mary Rose gunship was lifted to the surface on October 11 1982.
Tomorrow for the first time the wreck will be brought together with thousands of its artefacts, which until recently had been housed separately, in a new museum.
The museum includes a wide range of items from 500-year-old nits to longbows and the favourite of visitors, the skeleton of the ship's dog Hatch.
The Mary Rose Museum is based at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the same place where the ship was built in 1510.
A celebratory launch day, including a gun salute and a water cannon display, will be held today before the museum officially opens to the public tomorrow.
Henry the Eighth's flagship - the Mary Rose - unveils more of her secrets at the opening of a £27 million pound museum. The ship sank in the 1500s, was raised in the 1980s and, from then until now, has been sprayed with treated water to protect her.