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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!

Upcoming Events

Recent changes in wind and tide movements have resulted in a thick layer of sand and sediment being deposited over the wreck of the Amsterdam, thereby hiding most of the vessel from view.

The shape and contours of Bulverhythe Beach are constantly changing and it is to be hoped that the present situation will only be temporary but, until nature decides to once again reveal the Amsterdam and her fascinating history, there will be no further guided walks organised by the Shipwreck Museum.

Remember, these changes can occur overnight – literally – so keep an eye on this page as well as on social media as we will be restarting the walks as soon as conditions allow.

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