The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and The Mary Rose Trust welcomed a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard yesterday by Baroness Goldie DL, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence. Baroness Goldie is a spokesperson in the House of Lords on all defence matters.
She was welcomed on site by Matthew Sheldon, Executive Director of Operations for NMRN, Dominic Jones, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust and Hannah Prowse, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
Highlights of her visit included descending into HMS Victory’s dry dock to walk along the new walkway and view the 3600-tonne ship from below; a tour of the newest permanent gallery HMS Victory The Nation’s Flagship, which has just opened and of Storehouse 12, the NMRN’s recently completed collection centre.
Baroness Goldie then visited the The Mary Rose to find out more about ambitious plans for a new immersive visitor experience opening this summer.