Battle Positions

On my first visit to the Mary Rose in in September 2014 she was behind perspex as she was being dried out as part of the final stages of work undertaken to preserve her. The view of her was to some extent obscured by the tubes that were in place to dry her out.

The Mary Rose

When I heard that the drying process was complete and that the Mary Rose was now completely unwrapped I knrw I had to visit again. It was lovely to see the full view of what remains of her without screens and drying pipes obscuring the view. The exhibition blew me away. The ship is alternately illuminated to reveal the ship and then darkened to show living displays to various areas that bring ship to life. On arrival at the top level of the exhibition we found that the view of the ship was completely open without even the Perspex.

The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose

You can learn more about the ship and the museum here.

21 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2016

21 Responses to “The Mary Rose Exposed”

  1. Oh my. Oh my, oh my, oh my.
    What a privilege to see.
    Thank you for sharing the wonder – and the links.

  2. The Yum List says:

    What an incredible piece of work. It must have taken some serious time and dedication to get it where it is today.

  3. So much better and clearer without the glass now!
    Maybe I should revisit Portsmouth again?

  4. Ayush says:

    i like the idea of alternating the lighting as you describe, CP. great shots.

  5. Superb :) I hope we can revisit the museum one day now that she is properly displayed – looks well worth the trip :)

  6. Nice to look all the pictures:)

  7. ....peter:) says:

    i seem to remember seeing your picture of the Marie Rose two years ago Cherie…
    this is a wonderful presentation of her in after her timbers have dried out….peter:)

  8. Astrid says:

    These are incredible pictures and I will look in your archive for the pictures you took two years ago. They did a great job here. What a work of love……

  9. Astrid says:

    I checked out the tho other post and the difference is incredible, what a work is put it.
    I think you were delighted after this second visit, very worth while.

  10. james higham says:

    Poignant, as mine needs drying out too – just looked down on the poor, sodden dear.

  11. I’m ashamed that I haven’t got round to seeing Mary rose yet, though she moved up the list following her recent unwrapping and your photos have put her in the top ten for the next trip to the soft south. I’m thinking of a maritime trinity, Mary Rose, Victory and Warrior all in one day, followed by a candy floss at Clarence Pier and too many pints of HSB somewhere in the evening :-) Those really are superb shots, CP.

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes you must go and do it, three fabulous ships to explore on one day :-) Each are different and they all have their special charms :-)

      Thank you for the lovely compliment about my photos :-)