The Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) and Bournemouth university invited Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture, to visit the York Archaeological Trust this week to see some of the artefacts that are being conserved.
Among the items was the 8.3 metre rudder raised from the Swash Channel wreck off Poole in Dorset which the Bournemouth University team have recently brought up.
The Swash Channel wreck is believed to be an early 17th century Dutch armed merchantman. Aside from the rudder, maritime archaeologists have raised a number of fine carvings, three of which are being conserved by MAST.
English Heritage has provided £450,000 towards the Swash Channel wreck work. The artefacts will be brought back to Poole once conserved and exhibited in Poole Museum.