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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Recent Reviews:

  • nicoladM3064QH
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A really gem.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 28th May 2022
    We came across this free museum by accident abd what a gem it is. Really fascinating stuff. So many artefacts reclaimed from the sea. From saxon times to the 20th century. Arranged really well and... Read full review
  • Jessica O
    Maidstone, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great little museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th May 2022
    A lovely museum to visit with a lot of local history.Lots to see with activities for children as you walk around.Free to enter with donations. Lovely little shop to buy some quirky gifts.All worth a... Read full review
  • helenh567
    Driffield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wrecking crew....preserve!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th June 2022
    2nd museum of the day, and a stones throw from the Fisherman's Museum. Interesting points about wrecks in the area and work to identify them, preserving them and how much time and effort is involved... Read full review

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Facilities

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

Shipwreck Museum (17 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 16:00
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Please check the website for Christmas and bank holiday opening times.

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