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Mary Rose Museum

 

This museum permanently houses the hull of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s flagship – which was raised from the seabed of The Solent near Portsmouth in 1982. The hull, currently in a dry dock, requires highly specialist environmental conditions to enable conservation to continue. The design therefore takes an ‘inside-out’ approach, cradling the hull at the centre of the new museum. A virtual hull has been created alongside this to represent the missing section, within which the original artifacts are displayed in context. Context galleries run the length of the ship, corresponding to the original deck levels and leading to further gallery space at the end of the dry dock. The new building is roofed with zinc finished standing seams, which takes a shape of ‘Tov of Torus’. The external cladding is black timber planks - respecting the context of the historical dockyard.
Following a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in January 2008, the project was completed in May 2013.

This museum permanently houses the hull of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s flagship – which was raised from the seabed of The Solent near Portsmouth in 1982. The hull, currently in a dry dock, requires highly specialist environmental conditions to enable conservation to continue. The design therefore takes an ‘inside-out’ approach, cradling the hull at the centre of the new museum. A virtual hull has been created alongside this to represent the missing section, within which the original artifacts are displayed in context. Context galleries run the length of the ship, corresponding to the original deck levels and leading to further gallery space at the end of the dry dock. The new building is roofed with zinc finished standing seams, which takes a shape of ‘Tov of Torus’. The external cladding is black timber planks - respecting the context of the historical dockyard.

Date:
Completed May 2013
Location:
Portsmouth, UK
Client:
The Mary Rose Trust
Value:
£27 million
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Link:
www.maryrose.org
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