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Shipwreck Archaeology on the Beach

In Person


156 Priory Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LQ

Try your hand at shipwreck archaeology on the beach! Under guidance from the Nautical Archaeology Society learn how to record a real shipwreck, then use that information to discover the history of the vessel when it was still afloat…

At these afternoon drop-in sessions, under supervision from experienced archaeologists, participants will use recording frames, tape measures, waterproof paper, and pencils to record the remains of a wooden wreck on the beach between the Explosion Museum and the Jolly Roger Pub. This information will be used in conjunction with pre-prepared historical material to allow the participants to discover the history of this vessel.

Participants will be given safety briefings to ensure they are aware of the hazards on the beach and the supervising staff are all qualified and experienced to keep members of the public safe in this situation.

Participants can take as long as they like to complete the tasks. Could take ten minutes or all three hours.

Wellies are highly recommended!

Event Times

Saturday 14 September: 1330 -1630
Sunday 15 September: 1330 -1630

Booking Details

No need to book, just turn up and enjoy


Service dogs welcome Toilets parking refreshments family friendly



All ages are welcome. Wellies or other waterproof footwear essential. Refreshments and toilets are available at the Jolly Roger Pub. Parking is available on Heritage Way.

Additional Information

HODs is ONLY time of year this site has experts explaining how significant it is!

Organised by

Nautical Archaeology Society






156 Priory Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LQ