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:

    • BofB2
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Unexpected and interesting.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th October 2021
      A hidden gem. Looks like a gift shop but don't be put off. Inside is a great little museum full of artifacts and information. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Free entry. Donations welcome but... Read full review
    • sararV5614OW
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      Family
      Hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 28th October 2021
      We popped in after the aquarium as my boys (2 and 5) saw the dinosaurs in the window. No doubt very interesting for a ship enthusiast but we were given a marvellous show around the dinosaurs section... Read full review
    • EESW1
      Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
      A very good museum and well worth visiting
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th November 2021
      I enjoyed this much more than I expected. It avoids being tacky and is a serious museum with an excellent collection of artefacts from shipwrecks dating back to the C18th. Staff are knowledgeable and... 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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