This session explores the work of the maritime archaeologist and looks at how maritime archaeology has developed. Students will handle underwater excavation equipment and explore the science behind diving. This subject extends across all disciplines within the Museum and can be adapted to the groups needs.
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.
Level: Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5
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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