A Museum devoted entirely to the history of
wrecked ships, the Shipwreck Heritage Centre was opened in1986
and is run by the Nautical Museums Trust.
Some more features of the Shipwreck Heritage Centre:
AN EXHIBITION of historic shipwreck treasures.
VIDEOS of sunken ships.
RADAR monitoring of Channel shipping
SATELLITE PICTURES of Europe's weather live from space!
History of the Centre
The Centre was created in 1986 by the Nautical
Museums Trust, a registered educational charity, and is a government
accredited Registered Museum. It was opened by Lord Montagu of
Beaulieu, with capital funding from government, local authority
and local charitable sources but pays its running costs from charging
admissons and receiving donations. It is not maintained from public
funds, and some staff are volunteers. In 1989 it received the
Museum of the Year Award as 'best museum of historic and archaeological
interest' in a national competition. Its aim is to illustrate
the history of ships and seafaring in northwest Europe primarily
from archaeological remains which have been rescued and preserved
and which would otherwise have been lost.
We can accommodate your visit at any time throughout
the year. Groups of 10 students or more (aged 16 years
and under). One supervising adult free per 10 students.
All school parties must be accompanied by teachers
or leaders.Toilet facilities are not available in the
museum but exist very close by. The deaf and those in wheelchairs are particularly
welcome (Loop system) Free previsit available to teachers to
assist preparation for the visit. Activity sheets, teacher's notes and guide
book available at $3.
Car and coach park nearby. Educational goods and souvenirs, on sale in the shop.
Trust Director: Dr. Peter Marsden Centre manager: Mrs. Yasmin 0rnsby
RockaNore Road, Hastings, East
Sussex, TN34 3DW. Tel. & Fax: 01424 437452
Opening hours: open daily Easter to October 10.30am to 5.oopm.
Special openings for parties apply the Manager.
Admission charges with special rates for families and groups.
Parking: pay car park adjacent.