Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

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Arreton Barns Craft Village,
Arreton, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
PO30 3AA

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).

Further information

Opening Hours:

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


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


  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Public access available to collections information
  • CD-ROM guide available
  • Guided tours
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Early years education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Online teaching materials available
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Support for extended schools services available

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