The wreck was salvaged in 1961 after 333 years under the sea. It took over a year and a half to raise the ship from the sea bed. They managed to keep the hull intact and refloat it to transport it to where they would begin the long process of preserving the ship.
You get some idea of the size of the ship looking down at the visitors below.
15 of the ship's sculptures have been reproduced in their original colours. It took 12 years of paint research to recover and analyse the colours.
dish coat-of-arms since the 14th cent.
On the roofs of the Quarter Galleries are sea creatures (tritons and mermaids). Underneath are Roman Warriors.