For anyone interested in understanding the past, the Mary Rose Museum is in my opinion one of - if not the - most comprehensive and integrated museum experience in the UK and Europe.
I never went on a school trip so don’t remember the pre-2013 setup but from the moment you enter the bespoke museum, history is brought alive in the most human, raw and authentic form. There is simply nothing else like it.
The opportunity to get so close to the artefacts and stories of a Tudor warship is a unique opportunity and the staff, volunteers and setup of the museum lovingly exploit that fact to present a gripping narrative of our naval past. You can feel their pride in everything that the Mary Rose project stands for - and rightly so.
For those who are willing to let themselves be immersed, there is the chance to feel the voices from 500 years ago whispering across the ages. Simply extraordinary.