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The Golden Age of Piracy

  • Facilitator Led
  • Maritime
  • Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

What to expect

An introduction to the subject of privateering and pirates in relation to both the Isle of Wight and wider afield. Learn more about the pirate’s way of life and discover some of the objects in our collections from ships sailing during the Golden Age of piracy through activities and worksheets.


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 1 and 2

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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