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A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK - A87946456
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

Here is an Entry about a museum I have enjoyed visiting this year.

The Entry builds on Bluebottle's Entry about the shipwreck of the Mary Rose smiley - rose so I hope I have done justice to the subject.


A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

Post 2

SashaQ - happysad

bobstafford commented here F22160123?thread=8322653


A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

Post 3

Bluebottle

smiley - applause

Seeing the 'Mary Rose' now compared to in 1982 when all I saw was a mist is a completely different experience - even compared to a couple of years ago when the building was there but before they got rid of the walls so you could only see anything through a few small windows to limit the light exposure, and most of what you saw were the pipes - now the glass walls and curves of the floor really make you feel part of the ship, with the displays located where they would be.

It really is a fantastic museum and it didn't exist at all when I wrote my entry/

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A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you - yes, a lot has changed for the 'Mary Rose' since 2002! It is so much easier to appreciate the amazing survival of the wood when you can see it clearly.

I have a vague memory of seeing the 'Mary Rose' when it was shrouded in mist, as I made a cardboard model of the ship when I was at school, but it would have been difficult for me in the old building with all the steps... More likely that I saw it on TV and blended the memory with the time I saw a Tudor gate in a spray chamber in one of the Liverpool Museums smiley - ok

Good point about the Museum having changed a couple of years ago to improve the experience even more - I'll check the book later and add a bit more in smiley - ok

I have taken the liberty of adding your words as a quote, as that is an excellent comparison smiley - ok


A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

Post 5

Bluebottle

smiley - ta - although could you change '1982' to '1984'. If the museum opened in late 1983 and the ship changed angle in 1985, it must have been 1984 that I first saw her. I know it was definitely spring, though, but that detail isn't particularly important.

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A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

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SashaQ - happysad

Ah, yes, that makes sense - I have changed the year to 1984. A memorable sight for young you indeed, even though you saw more mist than Mary Rose smiley - biggrin

I have added a footnote about the glass walls smiley - ok


A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

A very good Entry! Sounds like a very intersting museum. smiley - smiley


A87946456 - The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, UK

Post 8

Bluebottle

And it isn't in Southampton. I just remembered reading a smiley - book by Arthur C Clarke, it may have been 'The Hammer of God' (a title that may remind Sasha of a Queen smiley - musicalnote) in which the characters go to Southampton to see the 'Mary Rose'. Don't!

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