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Shipwreck Museum

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

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Shipwreck Museum

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The Shipwreck Museum is closed until further notice as they work out how to meet government guidelines. Please check the website for updates.

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One of the greatest known concentrations of historic sunken ship lies off the shore of South East England, particularly where it borders the English Channel, one of the busiest seaways in the world.

Records show that nearly 1,000 ships have been swallowed by the sands of East Kent alone and many of these are in good condition because the soft sand and silt preserves the wood.

Most of the wrecks are from nineteenth and twentieth centuries but this doesn't mean that they're not historically valuable.  For example, the seabed near Bognor is home to all kinds of Second World War vehicles including landing crafts, tanks, submarines, a field gun, a section of a Mulberry Harbour and British and German warships.

These outstanding reminders of crucial stages in human history demand study, protection and preservation which is why the Shipwreck Museum was opened in Hastings in 1986 by the Nautical Museums Trust.

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    272
  • Very Good
    170
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • alanpA2909BA
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Shipwreck Museum Fisherman's Museum, Etc, etc.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd December 2019
    Well presented, fascinating items. A good addition to The Aquarium, Fisherman's Museum, Maggie's Fish & Chips plus the cable car. We did the lot. A great day out! Read full review
  • Urszula P
    London, United Kingdom
    excellent place fun and entertaining staff
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th December 2019
    Great for families, it can be a 10 minutes visit or an hour stay all depending from what you like. My kids ( 8 and 1) found it entertaining and fun. Highly recommended. Great location too. Read full review
  • amycB2300NG
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good fishy trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th July 2020
    A museum with a interesting history and a nice shop in the south east of and nice cafes nearby to enjoy 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

2020 - Summer (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
2019 - Winter (1 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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