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The Shipwreck Museum is an independent charitable Museum of the Nautical Museums Trust Charity No. 284687 – set in the historic Old Town of Hastings, UK. The Museum has artefacts from many ships wrecked in the English Channel from the Goodwin Sands in Kent to Pevensey Bay in East Sussex including the Amsterdam a Dutch East Indiaman of 1749 and the Anne of 1690 also the Charles II warship.
There are also exhibits of fossils found in the local area. We are a multi-sensory Museum with sound, touch and smell. The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Admission is free!
There are very few major, accessible historic shipwrecks around the coast of the British Isles. Hastings & St Leonards has two of them - the 17th century warship 'Anne' and the 18th century Dutch East Indiaman 'Amsterdam'.Read More
What our visitors are saying about us
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Learnt so much about local maritime history. Highly recommended.Teresa Barrett
Great experience. Kids enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the educational activities.Ruth Lawson
Excellent website, we always recommend our guests visit the Shipwreck museum when visiting Hastings.Joan Guilliard