Shipwreck Museum

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

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Touch part of the wooden London Bridge that spanned the River Thames in Roman times; sit on a dinosaur footprint while holding a dinosaur bone; get up close to part of a Roman ship, identified as the earliest sea-going sailing vessel ever discovered in the northern hemisphere; feel a perfectly-preserved 4000 year old Bronze Age tree; try out your skills at tying knots and handling pulleys; see an Anglo-Saxon dugout canoe. All this – and a great deal more – awaits you at the Shipwreck Museum, situated in the historic Old Town of Hastings, which contains a truly astonishing array of maritime artefacts.

Outstanding amongst these are the displays focusing on two major historic shipwrecks, both to be found locally - the 17th-century warship Anne, the only known accessible survivor of Samuel Pepys’ Restoration navy, and the great 18th-century Dutch East Indiaman, the Amsterdam, the best-preserved wreck of an East Indiaman anywhere in the world, two-thirds complete and with most of her cargo still on board! With the additional attraction of a well-stocked gift shop for you to browse, it is no surprise that the Shipwreck Museum draws in around 80,000 visitors each year.

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    • adyval
      Long Eaton, United Kingdom
      didnt go
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th September 2021
      sorry but clicked in errror thinking it was the fishermans museum. sorry sorry sorry. am sure it would be excellant Read full review
    • fionaofnz
      Surrey
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th September 2021
      An interesting little museum, that was made vastly more interesting by knowledgeable volunteers. One gentleman taught the teenager with us about knots and pulleys, then introduced us all to another... Read full review
    • Joanne N
      Kent
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      Family
      Fabulous free museum.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 25th September 2021
      This is a great, free museum in the middle of the old net sheds. It has so much information especially relevant to the shipwrecks in the area. The exhibits have good labels so you can read and then... Read full review

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    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Guided tour
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access

    Establishment Features

    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    Languages spoken

    • French spoken

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge)

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit
    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted - Booking advisable but not essential.
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Max group size - 90
    • Min group size - 10
    • Solo accepted
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • French printed material
    • German printed material
    • Italian printed material
    • Spanish printed material

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    2021 - Summer (17 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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