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Looking after the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Trust is a registered charity which receives no core government funding. We rely on the support of people who care for our nation's rich cultural heritage and who want to be part of our continuing story.

Conservation Of An Anchor
We need your support
The Mary Rose and her collection of artefacts provides the world’s best insight into Tudor life some 500 years ago. Many of our artefacts don’t exist anywhere else in the world and together they tell the compelling story of Henry VIII’s favourite warship and her crew.

The Trust has an ongoing commitment to the wreck site where the Mary Rose lay and the continuing conservation of the hull and the thousands of artefacts recovered with her. There are many ways you can supports us – from becoming a member or Flag Officer to making a donation or volunteering. With your help, we can make sure this glorious ship can be preserved and displayed in an innovative museum for generations to come.

After years of planning, fundraising and building, the Mary Rose opened to the public in 2013. It closed for eight months at the end of 2015 for the second phase of the project. Since July 2016, the museum provides stunning panoramic views of the ship and visitors have been able to breathe the same air as the Mary Rose.

This is yet another chapter in her long story. The Mary Rose’s story will continue with plans already being discussed for the rudder, stem and other parts of the ship’s structure to be reinstated.

Please support us and be part of a remarkable piece of history.


We rely on donations to support our work.

We have several ways to make a donation to the Mary Rose Trust.

Mary Rose Coin

Make an Online Donation

The simplest way to donate is to visit our online donation page, courtesy of CAF Donate, and make a donation.

Don't forget to declare Gift Aid, increasing the value of your donation!

Make a donation online
Fundraise while you shop online

Sign up for EasyFundraising and everytime you buy something from a number of online retailers, a donation is made to the Mary Rose Trust, at no extra cost to you!

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Portsmouth Lottery

By joining the Portsmouth Lottery you can help us and other good causes in Portsmouth plus be in with the chance of winning prizes up to £25,000! 

Tickets are £1 per week. From the tickets sold via our Portsmouth Lottery page, 50% will go to the Mary Rose Trust and 10% will go to other causes in Portsmouth.

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Our supporters in the USA may make their contributions to the Mary Rose through tax efficient giving in the USA


This ensures their gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by US law.

The Campaign for the Mary Rose

PO Box 308, Georges Mills

NH 03751-0308 USA

Tel: +1 (212) 333-9481

EIN: 26-0351634

Join us

Our membership scheme is undergoing a change so membership forms aren't currently available online.

We hope to launch the new Patron scheme soon. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

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Other ways to support

If you're interested in leaving a legacy for the Mary Rose Museum, please contact Sally Tyrrell for more information.


Volunteering at the Mary Rose

We're always looking for new people to join our team

From the earliest days of the Mary Rose project, we’ve relied on the work of volunteers. We’re always looking for new people to join our team, are you one of them?

Welcome Volunteers
Become a museum volunteer

Every day the Mary Rose Museum receives hundreds of visitors. To make their visit as enjoyable as possible we need passionate people of all ages to share their knowledge of Tudor history and our collection, and you could be one of them!

Whether it’s helping with family workshops, assisting our education team with schools or answering questions for visitors, we have a wide range of roles available.

To find out about volunteering, contact us using the form below.

Mary Rose Information Group
The Mary Rose Information Group

The Mary Rose Information Group is a group of volunteer speakers who give talks on the Mary Rose to U3A, Probus, Historical Societies and other interested groups.

Our aim is to have speakers all around the country so we can share the history of the Mary Rose with as many communities as possible. We are always on the lookout for new speakers. Would you be interested in volunteering?

If you are, please fill out this form or if you have a query about becoming a speaker, send us an email to

Interested in volunteering?

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.

Job and Volunteering opportunities

We're always looking for volunteers, but we also sometimes have career opportunities too.

Are you the person we're looking for?

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