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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.

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Donations welcomeFree

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

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4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    266
  • Very Good
    161
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • Andrew081
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Interesting Museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st August 2019
    I found the Shipwreck Museum very interesting. It contains various canons, artefacts and wood retrieved from ships wrecked in the English Channel, including the Amsterdam (wrecked in 1749 and whose... Read full review
  • CharlotteJ1986
    Reigate, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Well worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    What a great place to go- and it’s free! Fascinating artefacts- some dating back hundreds of years! Lots of very interesting displays with information explaining their history. Nicely laid out... Read full review
  • tazzat7
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Much bigger than it appears
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th August 2019
    Beautifully laid out and a wealth of information. Child friendly and easy to navigate. So much to see and activities to entertain children. Will definitely be back for another visit 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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