Mary Rose treasures to go on show


The 19,000 artefacts found on Henry VIII's flagship's Mary Rose are to go on display in a new museum being built for the ship in Portsmouth.

The £36m building, due to open in 2012, will allow the hull of the ship and its artefacts to be seen under the same roof. So far, most of the items have been held, unseen by the public, in conservation rooms.

Among the items found when the warship was raised from the Solent seabed in 1982 are wooden beer tankards and a nit comb used by Tudor sailors - still with nits on it.

BBC South Today's Sally Taylor was shown round the conservation rooms by Rear Admiral John Lippiett of the Mary Rose Trust and actor and historic weaponry expert Robert Hardy.

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