Phase two of the Mary Rose Museum project starts on site

Phase two of the WilkinsonEyre Mary Rose Museum restoration project began on site this week. The second stage of work will further enhance the visitor experience by providing uninterrupted views of the ship from the walkways and from the end galleries at all three levels.

With the conservation sufficiently progressed, the temporary structure surrounding the Mary Rose can now be modified, allowing visitors full and unrestricted views of the ship for the first time. The work will constitute of removing the hot box; an internal tent still encapsulating the ship wreck, and holding it in a controlled environment. The hull holding the ship will also be refurbished and made fully air tight. New specialist lighting and projection facilities will be installed to animate and bring the ship to life.

The works are due to complete on 27 May 2016.