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Forgotten Wrecks Of The First and Second World Wars

  • Facilitator Led
  • Maritime, WWI & WWII
  • Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

What to expect

With over 1,100 wartime wrecks along England’s South coast alone, WWI and WWII has left a rich legacy of bravery and sacrifice. Explore this through the Museum’s collection and footage of dives in the Solent to view these amazing vestiges of history. The session will include artefact handling and exploring how objects help us to understand a shipwreck site.


About the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

The Shipwreck Centre in Arreton is  home to the Isle of Wight’s most extensive collection of Maritime Heritage: a fascinating collection of items recovered from ships lost in the waters off the Island. There is also a stunning selection of items from the world of diving, both old and new, which illustrate how we explore the world beneath the sea. The Shipwreck Centre’s artefacts provide a marvellous introduction to a wealth of topics including: history, science & innovation, diving, archaeology, museums, maritime conflict and, of course, pirates and smugglers.


Key information

Level: Key Stage 2, 3 and 4

Duration: up to 3hrs

Open for schools: Monday – Friday during term time

Pupil numbers: 4 (min) – 25 (max)

Cost: £4.00 per pupil

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