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Behind the facade of the Mary Rose Museum: Chris Wilkinson, Chris Brandon and Tim Lloyd

In 1545, Henry VIII’s glorious warship the Mary Rose sank in the Solent (the strait between the English mainland coast and the Isle of Wight) while leading an attack on the French fleet. To this day it is still not understood exactly what caused her to sink. The Mary Rose lay on the sea bed for centuries until, in 1836, she was discovered by a group of fishermen and in the 1980s brought back to the surface by the Mary Rose Trust.

On 31 May 2013, a £27m museum designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will and Ramboll opened to hordes of visitors eager to learn more about this historic ship and its many tales of battle and victory.

This Tudor-era time capsule houses several thousand artefacts recovered from the depths of the Solent which give an incredible level of insight into the daily workings of a carrack-style ship from the 16th century, however the age of these delicate objects presented a number of challenges to the design team in terms of preservation and presentation. Click here for more information and photographs of the museum.

World Architecture News spoke to three of the key designers behind the Mary Rose Museum: Chris Brandon, Managing Principal at Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will; Chris Wilkinson, Founding Director at Wilkinson Eyre Architects; and Tim Lloyd, Project Associate at Ramboll. Click here to read the full interview.

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