Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

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At the Shipwreck Centre you can relive the golden age of shipwrecks, adventure and diving. View the famous pirate silver "Pieces of Eight" and Spanish gold recovered from the mystical underwater world around our coasts, along with fascinating antique diving equipment used by the early divers. Many sad and tragic stories of shipwreck and loss of life can be seen in the many displays, including famous local wrecks such as the sailing ships 'Clarendon' and 'Sirenia' and steamship 'Mendi' (1917).

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

The museum is open from Easter to the end of October each year 10am to 17pm.

Admission charges

Adults: £5
Seniors and Students: £3.50
Children (5 to 15 yrs): £2.50
Family ticket: £12


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Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum
Arreton Barns Craft Village,
Arreton, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
PO30 3AA




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01983 533079

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