Join our crew at a very exciting time…

Help us take the museum into the future by becoming a Trustee.

The Nautical Museums Trust –which owns owns and operates the award-winning Shipwreck Museum in Hastings is looking for new Trustees to help run the museum, and build its future.

Our local shoreline has witnessed dramatic events throughout history and the museum’s unique collection bring these events to life through the stories of of seafarers, shipwrecks and discoveries from beneath the waves.

As well as operating the Shipwreck Museum the Trust has responsibility for five wrecks along the shoreline including the Dutch East Indiaman the Amsterdam, the warship Resolution and the Anne, an important survival of a Restoration naval 3rd rate warship. The museum achieved accreditation in 2018 and we hold an important collection of artefacts of salvaged and excavated material from the wrecks as well as a small collection of Prehistoric underwater archaeology.

We are at an exciting point in our 30 year history – focusing on inspring new visitors and making the museum financially sustainable as well as shaping the future role of the NMT.

We are seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to join our Trustee Board who can bring experience and skills to help us with our plans. We are seeking enthustiastic people who have a passion for championing heritage, and representing the Museum locally with our partners.

The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support this important heritage resource. The board meets 6 times a year. For an informal conversation or to express your interest please contact Rebecca Rees, Interim Chair, on 07796 267311 or


Other volunteering opportunities


We will be happy with any time you can give to the Museum whatever your skills are – with absolutely no pressure whatsoever except that you have fun and enjoy yourself! We are open everyday from 10.00-17.00 in the Summer and 11.00-16.00 in the Winter Saturday and Sundays except for school and group visits throughout the week. We are very flexible and would welcome any hours you can give.

We have a range of volunteer roles available. We advise you check do.it.org for the latest opportunities: www. do-it.org.

Alternatively, If you wish to become a Volunteer for the Shipwreck Museum please download the Volunteer Application Form below. Print the form, complete and then return to:

The Volunteer Co-ordinator,
Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road,
Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Download Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Form

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