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Shipwreck Museum

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

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Shipwreck Museum

About

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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Donations welcomeFree

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 2019
  • Excellent
    267
  • Very Good
    162
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Bazza2903
    Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
    A small jewel of a museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th August 2019
    Don't pass this museum by, it is not large but is a gem with a fascinating collection of artifacts of the wrecks and history of maritime Hastings. I was forced to leave early but will be visiting... Read full review
  • Extensivetraveller99
    Knebworth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Small but FREE
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st September 2019
    This place is indoor (in case it rains), and semi interesting. While it is small it is free. Could do with more things to do Read full review
  • Brain-Davies
    Chesham, United Kingdom
    Small but perfectly formed
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th September 2019
    A variety of exhibits displayed well in a relatively small space. Next door to the Fisherman's museum so handy enough to do both. Absolutely free. Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A21/A259. Off the A259 on the seafront. Signposted.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Hastings.

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

2019 - Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
2019 - Winter (1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
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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