Events

Aug
25
Sun
Illustrated talk by Ken Brooks “Local Geology and Fossils”
Aug 25 @ 14:30 – 15:30

Where to find fossils and dinosaur footprints in the Hastings area will be explained in an illustrated talk at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings on Sunday 25th August starting at 2.30 p.m.

Some of the largest dinosaurs lived in the Hastings area before they all died out millions of years ago, and the evidence can still be seen in local rocks – if you know where to look!

The talk, by Ken Brooks, local geologist and Chairman of the Hastings & District Geological Society, will include images on a large screen showing where to see dinosaur footprints and how to recognise fossils on the beach. You will see how fossils can be used to understand the animals and environments of 140 million years ago.

At the end of the talk the new Dinosaur Diorama and fossils display will be unveiled.

Places are limited so call 01424 437452 to book. Entry is £3 for adults and £2 for children.

Aug
31
Sat
Amsterdam Wreck Guided Walk
Aug 31 @ 18:45

Amsterdam Wreck Guided Walk

Visitors are requested to meet at the observation platform, which is to be found on the beach side of the railway at the end of Bridge Way, St Leonards. Advanced booking is recommended although visitors can pay the guides on the night. Tickets are £6 for adults and £2 for children, the price including a copy of the Amsterdam wreck site guidebook. They can be purchased at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW or by telephone, 01424 437452.

For all walks, experienced guides from the Shipwreck Museum will lead visitors on a guided tour of the wreck of the Dutch merchant ship Amsterdam (1749), the coastline, the 4000 year old prehistoric forest and the Cretaceous rocks from the age of the dinosaurs 130 million years ago. All the tours last around an hour.

Please wear appropriate footwear as the walk will involve walking on wet sand, and bring warm clothing as the beach is exposed and can be cool and windy even in summer.