Meet the Crew of the Mary Rose at new Museum

Date Posted: 31/05/13

Meet the Crew of the Mary Rose at new Museum

There's been a lot of buzz about the new Mary Rose Museum, which opened this week in Portsmouth and contains a number of fascinating artefacts relating to the ship as well as Tudor life in general.

Yet perhaps the most interesting part of the exhibition is the chance to get up close and personal with some of the crew members themselves, after scientists used the same methods commonly employed in forensic investigations to reconstruct the faces and bodies of a number of those who drowned on the vessel.

Among these is an archer, a carpenter and the cook, while the ship's dog has also been put on display.

Tourists staying in Portsmouth or Southampton hotels who decide to visit the museum will also be given a great insight into life in the 16th century, with many surgical items, weapons and other objects from the period on show.

The Mary Rose sank while leading an attack on a French fleet in 1545, killing around 500 men and boys.

Posted by Louise Millard

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