Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck Museum, Hastings: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Shipwreck Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Shipwreck Museum
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Important Update** Announcement to all visitors: August 2020 The Shipwreck Museum Trustees have decided to close the Museum until spring 2021. We have made this decision to spend time focusing on improving exhibitions, and undertaking vital conservation work. We have some exciting projects underway that will improve the visitor experience and modernise the museum. We’d like to thank all visitors for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back. We will post further information in the near future on our progress.
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Famo Leo
Kent24 contributions
Fabulous free museum.
Sep 2021 • Family
This is a great, free museum in the middle of the old net sheds. It has so much information especially relevant to the shipwrecks in the area. The exhibits have good labels so you can read and then explain them to the little ones. There were also fab volunteers there who offered us lots of facts to engage my 10 year old. Really enjoyed this, thank you.
Written September 25, 2021
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Hi Joanne Great to hear from you and am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your kind comments. Tim
Written September 26, 2021
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fionaofnz
Surrey7 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2021 • Family
An interesting little museum, that was made vastly more interesting by knowledgeable volunteers. One gentleman taught the teenager with us about knots and pulleys, then introduced us all to another volunteer who was very knowledgeable about fossils, and the dinosaurs who inhabited the area. He touched on the geography of the south of England, and, now we are home from our holiday, some of us have now enrolled on a course to learn more.
Written September 18, 2021
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Thanks for your kind comments and so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit. Best of luck with your new course. Tim
Written September 26, 2021
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adyval
Long Eaton, UK739 contributions
didnt go
Sep 2021
sorry but clicked in errror thinking it was the fishermans museum.
sorry sorry sorry. am sure it would be excellant
Written September 12, 2021
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We're sorry to have missed you. We're sure you have indeed found it excellent. See you soon, I hope
Written September 16, 2021
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KellyT79
London, UK193 contributions
Interesting find
Sep 2021
Great little find this museum. Really interesting and informative. It is small so pick your time to go as there is a lot to read.
Written September 4, 2021
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Thanks for review Kelly. We appreciate your feedback.
Written September 7, 2021
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Liz P
Battle, UK9 contributions
A great little local museum.
Sep 2021
Love this museum, visited a few times and really enjoyed our visit again today. Tim was so informative, my children really learnt something. We live locally so will be back to support this wonderful museum. A great place to visit if you are in the area, fascinating and well displayed objects.
Written September 2, 2021
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Thanks for the feedback and we will pass on the comments to our trustee Tim who also volunteers in the museum.
Written September 7, 2021
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Lindylou146
Plymouth, UK982 contributions
Too busy!
Aug 2021 • Couples
An interesting and informative little museum. Would like to have spent longer there reading the information but it got too busy and there wasn’t any mask wearing or social distancing.
Written August 30, 2021
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Thank you for the feedback. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t get to spend as much time as you’d like at the displays. We have encouraged mask wearing continues throughout the museum and invited visitors to do so, but government guidance no longer requires this. These comments will be passed on to Trustees. We hope you can visit again in the future.
Written September 7, 2021
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Paulabas
Kent, United Kingdom5 contributions
A great little find!
Aug 2021 • Family
A lovely museum that we never knew existed! Well worth a visit to see the numerous interesting shipwreck artefacts, interesting factual displays and (the kids favourite!) the dinosaur bones. We were lucky enough to have a tour of part of the museum from one of the fantastic fascinating volunteers which made it even better. A gem just opposite the Blue Reef that could be easily missed.
Written August 28, 2021
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Thank you father feedback. We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated volunteers.
Written September 7, 2021
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,060 contributions
Worth popping in if passing
Aug 2021
Popped into this small museum with our two youngest (14 and 12) after visiting Blue Reef Aquarium, as it is right next door. It contains some interesting facts and exhibits and the children had the chance to do a type of “brass rubbing” and pull some weights on pullies. I would not go out of my way to travel here, but definitely worth a visit if passing by. We spent about 25 minutes in here and there is no admission fee
Written August 14, 2021
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Thank you for the review. We continue to make improvements to our exhibitions and activities for children.
Written September 7, 2021
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jeanniedDover_Kent
Barfrestone, UK109 contributions
Informative and interesting
Jul 2021
A visit here is both interesting and informative. It deals mainly with the stories behind shipwrecks lying along the south coast. There is something for everyone here. The part I found particularly poignant was the plaque in memory of the crew of The Derbyshire which foundered in 1980 not in this area but it is good that the crew are not forgotten. There were a lot of well preserved artefacts - I had no idea a tiller was so long or an anchor so big. . There was a display about diving and you could try your hand at tieing knots. We were informed about navigation. I have often wondered what 'pieces of eight' looked like - now I know. Fossils were on display as was porcelain. There is also a small theatre and a boat on display in the garden area. There is a shop at the exit which sells a lot of seaside related items. This museum is well worth a visit if you are in Hastings. It is free of charge to visit but donations are welcome.
Written July 31, 2021
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dthorpe2018
Colchester, UK11 contributions
Interesting visit
Jul 2021
This museum is worth a visit, has some very unusual exhibits and was a very interesting hour. Even my 2 year old granddaughter loved looking at the 'boats' etc.
Written July 28, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM