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Mary Rose visits top 250,000

Visitors to the new multi-million pound museum housing the Mary Rose in Portsmouth have reached more than a quarter of a million.

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Visitors milestone for new museum

The new £27m museum housing the Mary Rose in Hampshire has welcomed its 250,000th visitor just 18 weeks after opening.

The centre, which brought the hull of the Tudor warship together with thousands of its artefacts for the first time, opened on 31st May 2013.

To achieve our 250,000th visitor in such a short time far exceeds all our expectations. We are thrilled both with the record numbers and with the overwhelming response, which reflects the excitement that the new exhibition is generating. Not only have we welcomed visitors from our immediate area and across the UK, but also a considerable number from right across the world."

– Rear Admiral John Lippiett, chief executive of The Mary Rose Trust

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