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Exhibition, Mon 29 Jul 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020, free entry

The Mary Rose: People and Purpose

The Mary Rose: People and Purpose


Glynn Vivian is delighted to be working with The Mary Rose Trust and Swansea University, to bring a selection of unique objects from The Mary Rose to Wales for the very first time.

Dr Nick Owen and the team at Swansea University College of Engineering have been working with The Mary Rose Trust for over 10 years, using innovative scientific techniques to uncover the truth about the people on board the sunken Tudor warship.

Experts have discovered that The Mary Rose was a more international ship than once imagined, and have found evidence that some members of the crew were European, and even possibly two members of North African origin.

Visitors will get the chance to see several recovered items on display at the Gallery, including items of clothing, Tudor weapons, and a special replica of one of the skulls of the crew, created in Swansea using photogrammetry models (3D technology).

Also included in the exhibition is a Portrait of a 16th century Lady from the Gallery's Collection, which has recently been restored by the Gallery's painting conservator.

The Mary Rose sank in 1545 in the Solent, during a naval battle with the French, with the loss of hundreds of sailors' lives. The wreckage was raised from the seabed in 1982.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsPushchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 29 Jul 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.


Free entry

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Alexandra Road,



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Map reference: SS 654934  Lat: 51.62369 Long: -3.94444

The M4 brings you directly to Swansea Bay from the East via Junction 42 and the West via Junction 45. The Gallery is located on Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ. The nearest Car Parks can be found in High Street (across the road from the Railway Station) Sat Nav SA1 5BA and less than 5 minute walk and Orchard Street Car park (NCP) Sat Nav SA1 5AS and less than 3 minute walk.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Swansea station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing