History buffs and fans of The Tudors won’t want to miss a new museum opening in Portsmouth, England on May 31. Built in 1509, the Mary Rose—Henry VIII’s favorite warship, which sank in 1545–- is a remarkable vestige of the Tudor period. The ship has been on display in a museum at the Historical Dockyards in Portsmouth since 1984.
As part of its meticulous archeological conservation, the Mary Rose now has a new home inside a cutting-edge building built over the dry dock which is a historic monument. Visitors will be able to ogle the ship’s hull along with the incredible artifacts recovered from the vessel. The museum will also have expansive event and conference facilities. For more information, visit www.maryrose.org and www.twitter.com/MaryRoseMuseum (the museum's Twitter feed already has close to 3,000 followers).