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Shipwreck Heritage Centre (Hastings)

The Shipwreck Heritage Centre is one of a number of maritime-based attractions in the Sussex resort of Hastings.

It shows the work achieved by marine archaeologists in a manner that is quite fascinating.

The oldest exhibits come from a ship of the Roman period, which apparently sank while bringing a cargo of stone to London. Some nails and the ribs survive, giving an insight into the ship`s construction techniques.

There are some finds from the "Amsterdam", a Dutch East India Company cargo ship which foundered on Hastings beach in 1749. At low tide, her remains can still be seen off St. Leonards.

There is also a Victorian river barge.

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