- The full Mary Rose story can then be told, and its significance to the study of Tudor life both on and off the water will be clearly illustrated and accessible to all.
- A new learning centre will quadruple the existing learning space and increase our work with people of all ages who have special needs.
- New and improved laboratory and workshop facilities will further enhance the Mary Rose as a Centre of Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.But all this will be very costly - in the order of £35M! To date, we have raised nearly £3.5 million through our Fundraising Appeal and our bid to the heritage Lottery Fund for £21 million has been successful.
- View the Mary Rose Appeal Video
We need your help because we receive no Government grants and we rely on voluntary donations.
- Too many cooks and not enough skilled seamen on board
- Poor communication and slow responses from an international crew
- A hole made by a French cannonball in battle led to the Mary Rose taking water onboard
The Mary Rose was too top heavy and keeled over when changing course
3. Scientists have used Facial Reconstruction technology to illustrate the facial features of the crew of the Mary Rose from skulls found on board (also attached):
4. As well as iron bolts The Mary Rose was held together by thousands of wooden pegs – each one made by hand
5. Celebrated Marine Artist Geoff Hunt researched the Mary Rose for 113 hours before he began his new painting of the ship, unveiled earlier this year. His research revealed that King Henry VIII’s flagship had one more fighting castle deck than had previously been thought, fuelling speculation that it was the ship’s top heaviness that may have led to her mysterious sinking (also attached)
Any help in spreading the word about our ambitious appeal to fund a new £35 million museum project. As it currently stands sadly there is no government funds for this project
The sailors aboard the Mary Rose engraved their personal possessions with their individual marks. Some of these marks will be etched into wooden panels forming the outer cladding of this remarkable new museum. To make your mark you can donate to buy a plank that will be displayed with your name on it.
Become a Patron
Patrons enjoy a very close relationship with the Trust. As a Patron you will have unlimited free access to the Mary Rose. In addition the following benefits will be yours:
- Regular updates with the Annual Report, newsletter etc
- Your own personal contact at the Trust
- Discounted goods in the shop
- Access, by arrangement, to the reserve collection and behind the scenes
- Invitations to social events and major functions
- Membership of the Mary Rose Society.