The Shipwreck Museum is an independent charitable Museum 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. Admission is free!
The Shipwreck Museum explores the remarkable geological and environmental circumstances that have helped to preserve these shipwrecks. We are a unique museum linked to a Maritime Park, We have helpful, friendly staff & an excellent Gift Shop that is also well worth a visit.
The Shipwreck Museum is ideally sited in the middle of the shoreline ‘Maritime Park’ and has been visited by over a million people, including numerous Schools & Groups, since it opened in 1986. The museum is a Non-profit Organisation. The entire museum is on one level and is an accessible venue for the disabled.
The stories of ships are international, particularly involving Dutch, French, German, Danish and British history, so visitors from abroad are particularly welcome.