This is Lewes' historic museum and the current displays concentrate on two wrecks that have been recovered recently, one the De Braak, a British frigate from the War of 1812, whose remains can be seen in a marsh I believe, if you take the once-a-week tour--I just saw the photos. The other exhibit is of the remains, debris really, that was found when a dredger "excavated" the stores on a sunken trading ship from the 1770s. What is so intersting is the huge variety of goods found on the ship, and the fact that they came from all over the world--an indication of the extent of globalized trade even in the eighteenth century. The exhibits were really brought alive by the excellent, well-informed and very helpful volunteer curators there. All in all well worth a visit, especially as the museum is free.
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