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Vote for Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum at the National Lottery’s 25th Anniversary Awards

University staff and students are encouraged to vote for the Mary Rose Museum at the National Lottery’s 25th Anniversary Awards.

The Mary Rose is one of ten finalists which will now go to a public vote for the best Heritage Project of the past quarter century.  

Vice-Chancellor Graham Galbraith said: “As a University, I believe we should take pride in supporting our local museum in this public vote. 

“Over the years our staff and students have worked on a number of collaborative projects with the Mary Rose, from shedding new light on the crew through ancient DNA testing to award winning live student broadcasts.  

“The ship and its artefacts are integral to the city’s heritage and the museum’s rich, vivid visitor experience helps put Portsmouth on the map. I’d encourage University staff and students to vote for the Mary Rose and ask everyone you know to vote too.”

Vote at MaryRose.org/NLAMaryRose or tweet #NLAMaryRose, which will also be counted as a vote (this only works on Twitter, not Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram).

Voting is open until 21 August. The winner of a £10,000 cash prize will be announced in September ahead of a BBC One awards show in November.

The Mary Rose was King Henry VIII’s favourite warship and served for 34 years until she sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545 defending England against a French invasion fleet. She was raised from The Solent in 1982 on live TV in front of a worldwide audience of 60 million. The museum opened in May 2013, telling the story of the only Tudor ship on display anywhere in the world.

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