Shipwreck Museum

The Amsterdam
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The Shipwreck Heritage Centre, opened in 1986, is acknowledged as one of the best of its kind in the United Kingdom and was visited by HM The Queen in 1997. It contains an interesting and varied collection of artefacts from several wrecks, and has on display a unique collection of wooden rudders from the 15th to 18th Centuries.

Visitors can also see live radar pictures of shipping in the English Channel, live weather satellite pictures, videos of local wrecks including the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam (1749) and a fascinating audio visual show which tells the story of a number of wrecks, of significant historical interest, which are located near Hastings. Also on display are the remains of a medieval barge which was lost in the River Thames about 1470 and a Victorian barge, Primrose, which used to carry cargoes on the River Rother and associated waterways serving the Port of Rye in East Sussex.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 1030-1700
Last entry 1600
Easter-31 October

Admission charges

Entry is free although we do ask for a donation of min £1.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

Shipwreck Museum
Rock-a-Nore Road
East Sussex
TN34 3DW




01424 437452


01424 437562

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