Archaeology and Conservation
The archaeology and conservation work carried out at the Mary Rose was groundbreaking, contributing to the creation of both the Nautical Archaeological Society and the underwater archaeology section of the Institute of Field Archaeologists.
Archaeology Open or Close
The wreck of the Mary Rose isn’t just helping us understand Tudor times; it has also furthered knowledge that is helping with other historic wreck sites around the world.
Conservation Open or Close
Though many artefacts were discovered in relatively good condition, excavation and subsequent exposure to air can threaten their stability, making it essential to develop relevant conservation treatments. The Mary Rose project led the way in techniques to conserve archaeological finds.
Research at the Mary Rose Open or Close
The Mary Rose Trust supports a wide range of research projects to further understanding of underwater archaeology and the conservation of artefacts.
Publications Open or Close
There have been a wide range of articles, reports and books written about the Mary Rose, both for the general reader and for academic audiences.
Mary Rose Archaeological Services Open or Close
Mary Rose Archaeological Services Ltd [MRAS] is a contracting company wholly owned by the Mary Rose Trust. The Trust has 30 years of unrivalled expertise in the conservation of waterlogged organic artefacts.
Virtual Tudors Open or Close
When Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank in 1545 almost 500 people drowned. Now, almost five hundred years on, scientific analysis of their skeletons is providing new insights into Tudor history.
This digital resource enables researchers around the world to join the project and study virtual 3D reconstructions of ten skulls belonging to members of the crew.
Once fully developed, this technology can be applied to many more historic objects, bringing them to an even wider community of researchers while preventing damage to the original remains and artefacts.
Useful links Open or Close
A collection of useful links from around the internet.
Please note that the Mary Rose Trust is not responsible for the content, honesty or quality of external sites and linking to any site does not mean that the Trust endorses that site.
Registering the Finds