About the Mary Rose Trust | The Mary Rose
About the Mary Rose Trust

The Mary Rose Trust is responsible for King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose and her unique collection of artefacts.

It is also responsible for developing the museum as a world-class visitor experience and as a scientific and educational resource.

Hrh Prince Of Wales Dives The Mary Rose Wreck

The Mary Rose Trust is a limited charitable trust, formed in 1979.  It is responsible for conserving and displaying the Mary Rose hull and her unique collection of artefacts for this and future generations.  It is also responsible for developing the museum as a world-class visitor experience and as a scientific and educational resource.  For those who are unable to visit the Mary Rose Museum, the Trust offers an extensive and innovative outreach programme.

The Mary Rose provides the finest insight into life 500 years ago.  It tells the story of the ship and her crew through their personal possessions and their professional tools.

The President of the Mary Rose Trust is HRH The Prince of Wales, who has been involved with the Mary Rose ever since his first dive on the wreck back in 1974. Prince Charles continues to follow the project with a very close interest, and has played an active role in our objective of reuniting the Mary Rose with her incredible collection of artefacts.

The Trust’s vision is:-

“To sustain the Mary Rose and her collection as a leading museum, and consistently provide a world class visitor experience”