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:

    • lady_britts
      Bexley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Interesting small museum
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      This is a tiny little museum which is free to enter and is full of interesting artefacts from 17th century shipwrecks to dinosaur fossils. Remember to give a donation on your way out as it's run 100... Read full review
    • michelebarley
      Hungerford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Interesting and unexpected
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th August 2022
      Not expansive, but nicely done and worth a visit. The whole area is interesting and the car park is a great location for exploring the old town. Read full review
    • juliaandadam123
      Ashford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Didn’t know about it!
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th August 2022
      In all our years of visiting Hastings we’d never noticed this museum before! Situated just opposite the sea life centre it is easy to find. When finances are beginning to get a little tight it was... 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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