We’ve done it! With many, many thanks to everyone who has donated online, by text, by post and in person at the Mary Rose Museum, we’ve raised the final £35,000 to reach our appeal target of £35 million.

As one chapter in the Mary Rose’s long history comes to an end another begins with the opening of the new museum. Please check out our website for news of our ongoing need to conserve this unique collection of Tudor life for future generations.

If you can help, please go to

- - - - - - - - - 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Updates 4

We've reached the halfway point of our appeal! In under a week we've raised over £19,000, which is an amazing amount for such a short period! Thank you once again to everybody who has already donated for their generosity, and we look forward to seeing you later this spring!

05/02/13 03:37

We've just hit 100 Donations! Thank you all so very much, and don't forget to comment when you donate, we love reading them!

01/02/13 03:25

What an amazing start to our final £35,000 appeal! All of us at the Mary Rose Trust would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has given so generously and for their support in the long term protection of the Mary Rose!

01/02/13 09:16

Thankyou to everyone who's updated already! We love reading your comments, and hope you'll come and see your new museum when it opens!

30/01/13 12:19

Raising money for

The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose

Charity Registration No. 277503

The Mary Rose Trust preserves and conserves Henry VIII's flagship, for the education and benefit of the nation. The Mary Rose Museum unites, for the first time since 1545, the remains of the Mary Rose and the possessions of her crew, presenting a unique snapshot of Tudor life.

Raising money for

Run by The Mary Rose

Charity Registration No. 277503

Donations 142

Donations from the Tudor Ghost Story Contest 2013 hosted by On the Tudor Trail.

Donation by Natalie Grueninger on 16/11/13


Donation by Hamish Leng on 26/02/13


Well done indeed on reaching your target.

Donation by david walton on 22/02/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Huge congrats on your successful fundraising!

Donation by Isabel Kelly on 20/02/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

For my daughters Francesca & Caitlyn, so they too can learn about our history.

Donation by Julian Ellis on 14/02/13

Good Luck with your Appeal. This is for our grandchildren - Samuel, Gabrielle and Jack.

Donation by Brian Stevens on 11/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

This is the most worth project happening in the UK this year. This is for our grandson Harry!

Donation by Keith Johnson on 10/02/13

Good luck and well done. Look forward to visiting soon..

Donation by Margaret Brobin on 09/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hello again, I can't believe I have been associated in various ways since 1979. It was exciting then! but more so now, Bill Moore MRIG

Donation by Anonymous on 09/02/13


I'm looking forward to seeing the Mary Rose again later this year.

Donation by Jenny Wenham on 08/02/13


Donation by Susie McAuley on 08/02/13


Donation by David Melzack on 08/02/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jason Gray on 07/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A small donation to aid my namesake. Bit of an old wreck like me.

Donation by Mary Rose on 07/02/13

Donation by David Watkins on 06/02/13


Can't wait to see it all in its new home, it's been a long time coming. Well done to all invoved !

Donation by Sheila Read on 05/02/13


Donation by Francis LEMASSON on 05/02/13


Have known Portsmouth all my life through relatives. Look forward to revisiting Mary Rose in all her glory.

Donation by Iris Croft on 05/02/13

Worth it to help preserve part of our heritage!

Donation by David Pim on 05/02/13


Without the discovery of the Mary Rose bows my life would have taken a very different path - from a very grateful Warbow archer

Donation by Nick "Bigbowbrum" Birmingham on 05/02/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sarah Brown on 05/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future." John F. Kennedy

Donation by Patrick Storer on 05/02/13


Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/13

Look forward to visiting the new museum in the summer.

Donation by William Watts on 04/02/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,519.62
  • Offline donations£32,563.56
  • Text donations£11.00
  • Total raised£36,094.18
  • Gift Aid£599.50

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.