The Mary Rose Trust

The Mary Rose Trust

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The Mary Rose Trust

The Mary Rose Trust was formed in 1979 to ensure that the hull and artefacts of Henry VIIIs warship, the Mary Rose are conserved, studied, and put on public display for the enjoyment, education and benefit of all. The Mary Rose was lost in battle in 1545 just off the coast of Portsmouth.

Furthermore, the Trust has undertaken to disseminate, across all relevant academic disciplines, the findings from the entire endeavour. - from search and salvage to museum display. This has led to the Trust being at the forefront of the scientific study and development of processes for the conservation of leather, wood, textiles, iron and non-ferrous metals.

Now the Trust is building a state of the art museum around the hull so that the full story of the ship can be told through reuniting the hull and artefacts in one stunning building.

Founded 1979

  • The Mary Rose Trust Museum

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