Become a Patron of the Mary Rose | The Mary Rose
Become a Patron

Make the Mary Rose a part of your life.

Mary Rose Patrons are a vibrant group of supporters at the heart of the organisation. They play a vital role in the continuing development and success of the Mary Rose by enabling pioneering conservation of the ship and her contents; active research into Tudor life, maritime archaeological methods and new conservation techniques; education and community programmes for the young (and not so young); and the presentation of this world-class museum to a global audience.

Patrons are able to go behind closed doors in the Museum and hear directly from curators, conservationists and the senior management team. They receive regular Patrons’ updates and have priority when booking places at events.

Starting from just £100 per year (or £8.33 per month) there are three Patron levels to choose from.

Bronze Patron
£100 annually or £8.33 per month

100% eligible for Gift Aid

  • Free unlimited entry to the Mary Rose Museum for you and a guest (not valid for some site wide events)
  • An invitation to annual Patrons’ event – a special day at the Museum with a programme of curator talks, a tour and refreshments
  • Invitations to online events and virtual briefings from the Chief Executive and Senior Team (two per year on average)
  • Regular updates, including a bi-annual Patrons’ enewsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Mary Rose Trust Annual Review
  • A dedicated contact for Patrons in the Development Office
  • Priority booking for Mary Rose Trust events
  • Membership card and pin badge
Download a Form
Silver Patron
£250 annually

Includes £178 suggested donation eligible for Gift Aid; £72 benefits value for HMRC purposes excluding admissions*

  • Free unlimited entry to the Mary Rose Museum for you and two guests (not valid for some site wide events)
  • An invitation to annual Patrons’ event – a special day at the Museum with a programme of curator talks, a tour and refreshments
  • Invitations to online events and virtual briefings from the Chief Executive and Senior Team (two per year on average)
  • Regular updates, including a bi-annual Patrons’ enewsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Mary Rose Trust Annual Review
  • A dedicated contact for Patrons in the Development Office
  • Priority booking for Mary Rose Trust events
  • Membership card and pin badge
  • The opportunity to have a hosted visited at the Museum (one per year), focusing on your area of interest, for four people**
  • 10% discount in the shop (on presentation of your membership card)
Download a Form
Gold Patron
£500 annually

Includes £408 suggested donation eligible for Gift Aid; £92 benefits value for HMRC purposes excluding admissions*

  • Free unlimited entry to the Mary Rose Museum for you and three guests (not valid for some site wide events)
  • An invitation to annual Patrons’ event – a special day at the Museum with a programme of curator talks, a tour and refreshments
  • Invitations to online events and virtual briefings from the Chief Executive and Senior Team (two per year on average)
  • Regular updates, including a bi-annual Patrons’ enewsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Mary Rose Trust Annual Review
  • A dedicated contact for Patrons in the Development Office
  • Priority booking for Mary Rose Trust events
  • Membership card and pin badge
  • The opportunity to have a hosted visited at the Museum (one per year), focusing on your area of interest, for six people**
  • 10% discount in the shop (on presentation of your membership card)
Download a Form

*Each Patron level includes a benefits value which is the actual cost of membership to the Mary Rose Trust for HMRC purposes. This excludes admission. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price (plus admission). Any amount given over and above the value of these benefits are given freely as a donation and are accepted by HMRC as being eligible for Gift Aid. These donations are very important to and appreciated by the Mary Rose Trust. This only applies to Silver and Gold membership. The benefits value (excluding admission) of Bronze membership is below HMRC’s threshold of £25 and so the whole amount is eligible for Gift Aid.

**Arranging your hosted visit is subject to availability. Please allow a minimum of one month’s notice.

If you’re not sure becoming a Patron is right for you but would like to help the Museum, please consider making a regular gift or a single donation. However you choose to support the Mary Rose will help us protect her for the future.

For any queries about Patrons or other ways to give, please contact Kate Shuttleworth at development@maryrose.org

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