About the Show
It's one of the best known and best preserved ship wrecks in the world. The speed with which the Mary Rose sank in July 1545 ensured that the ship and its contents were entombed in silt and preserved from the ravages of time, providing archaeologists and historians with a Tudor time capsule. The 30-year programme to excavate, raise and conserve the wreck is the most complex and extensive maritime archaeological project ever undertaken. Twenty years into the programme, project experts exclusively reveal the results of their work. Skilfully interweaving the modern-day story of the raising of the ship and its conservation with dramatic reconstruction of its final doomed moments, this film provides a unique window on a fascinating world.