Rock-a-Nore Road Shipwreck Museum

Four hours east of the shipwreck carnival float in the last post is The Shipwreck Museum in Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings. I’ve yet to visit, but it’s apparently situated in the midst of a shoreline ‘maritime park’ where you can check out the exposed ribs of 17th and 18th century shipwrecks, a 138 million year-old fish fossil, and artifacts galore during this year’s 25-anniversary celebrations.

Want to take a more active role? Well, the museum is looking for volunteers who “will be matched with tasks depending on their skills and the time that they are able to give, whether it be chatting to visitors, making use of IT skills, or helping to update displays. Those interested can drop in to the museum, call 01424 437452, or email”

There are a lot of shipwreck museums around the world. I’d like to make a comprehensive list of them. Here’s a start–help me make it definitive!

United States

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Key West Shipwreck Museum

Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum

New Jersey Shipwreck Museum

Discoversea Shipwreck Museum [Delaware]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum [North Carolina]

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary [Michigan]


Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum [South Africa]

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre [England]

The Western Australian Museum–Shipwreck Galleries



Filed under Along the Coast, Announcement, Shipwreck culture

2 responses to “Rock-a-Nore Road Shipwreck Museum

  1. sweet the Vasa Museum in Sweden!

    and of course the lovely martime museum in Erie with the flagship Niagara tours!!!

  2. I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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