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The Mary Rose Information Group

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The Mary Rose Information Group

The Mary Rose Trust have an experienced group of outreach Volunteer Speakers in various parts of the country who are able to visit groups (U3A, Probus, WI, History Societies etc) to give talks.

Book one of our dedicated volunteers (see list of areas covered below) to visit your group and present on the history of this beloved Tudor warship. Alternatively, we can hold meetings online if your area is not covered.

Our speakers will bring PowerPoint presentations but we ask for the venue to provide a laptop, projector and screen.

Please be aware that a donation to the Mary Rose Trust will be requested (minimum £50.00) and, in addition, for the speaker’s travelling expenses to be reimbursed. 

To book a Mary Rose Information Group (MRIG) speaker for your event, simply fill out the form linked below and send it to [email protected].

If you have any queries or would like more information about our scheme, please phone 02392 750521 extension 2203. Please note we cannot confirm a speaker's availability over the phone as we need to send them all the details about your booking first.


Speaker locations

We have speakers in or near the following areas (subject to availability) —

  • Berkshire (Sonnington-on-Thames),
  • Buckinghamshire (Beaconsfield),
  • East Riding of Yorkshire (Goole),
  • East Sussex (Hove, Pevensey),
  • Essex (Billericay),
  • Hampshire (Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester),
  • Hertfordshire (Potters Bar)
  • Kent (Ashford(evenings & weekends only)),
  • London (Chiswick, Isleworth),
  • Nottinghamshire (Nottingham),
  • Oxfordshire (Banbury, Oxford, Wantage),
  • Somerset (Ilminster),
  • South Yorkshire (Sheffield),
  • Suffolk (Ipswich, Woodbridge), 
  • North Wales (Flint (speaker will also cover areas of Lancashire, Cheshire and Shropshire))
  • West Sussex (Chichester, Worthing),
  • Wiltshire (Salisbury)

Some of our speakers can travel so if you don’t see a location near you listed, get in touch and we can let you know if someone would be able to come to you.

If you’re interested in becoming one of our speakers, please follow this link.

If you wish to have a talk for a school, please see School Outreach.