The partnership of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and the Mary Rose Trust (MRT), continues with Flagships Taking Centre Stage in 2021 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this summer with the opening of the Mary Rose’s 1545 – When Their World Ended.
The summer of 2021 continues to see the world class heritage destination putting its incredible flagships; HMS Victory and the Mary Rose; centre stage by introducing exciting new visitor experiences which will be included in its Ultimate Explorer ticket, a simplified annual ticket launched last summer.
Following on from the successful launch of HMS Victory: The Nation’s Flagship earlier this year, the Mary Rose will be introducing a new immersive visitor experience opening to visitors on Monday, 26th July.
Oscar-winning Actress Dame Judi Dench is helping visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard step back in time to relive the sinking of the Mary Rose in its stunning new experience. 1545 will allow visitors to be fully immersed in the Battle of the Solent and re-live the final breath-taking moments on board King Henry VIII’s favourite ship. Dame Judi is introducing the experience, which is home to the Mary Rose and the world’s biggest collection of Tudor artefacts.
Chief Executive of the Mary Rose, Dominic Jones, said,
“We’re delighted to be able to bring to life the final moments of the Mary Rose with 1545 – as a spectacular interactive experience. It’s an exciting addition for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard over the summer holidays and will give visitors a way to understand how her story as a warship ended, and how ours as a museum began.”
Dame Judi Dench added,
"I remember being one of the millions who watched The Mary Rose being raised from the Solent in 1982, and it's a memory that has stayed with me ever since. Her incredible story both before she sank and now afterwards reveals so much about our history and 1545, as a new immersive experience is a great introduction to those fateful final moments overseen by King Henry VIII."