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Touring Exhibition Programme

More than 300,000 people have visited a Forgotten Wrecks Touring Exhibition at one of the venues along the south coast. Through these exhibitions you can discover more about the project, the war at sea off the south coast of England, and First World War shipwrecks local to the host county. 


Forgotten Wrecks Touring Exhibitions can currently be seen at: 


Teign Heritage Centre (2nd March 2018 - 31st May 2018)


Littlehampton Museum (28th February 2018 - May 2018)


Hurst Castle, Hampshire (March 31st - October 2018)

Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum, Arreton Barns, Isle of Wight (March 24th - October 2018)



The Maritime Archaeology Trust is grateful to Martin Woodward and Dave Wendes for the loan of the artefacts that are being used for the Temporary Exhibitions.

More of Martin’s extensive collection can be seen at the Shipwreck Centre, Arreton Old Village, Isle of Wight.
Dave Wendes of Wight Spirit Diving Charters has published his extensive research in South Coast Shipwrecks: East Dorset and Wight 1870-1979 which is available from Amazon.

Previous venues for the Forgotten Wrecks Temporary Exhibitions

Please note, the exhibition is no longer at these venues:



Porthcurno, Cornwall (18th September 2015 - 21st March 2016)

Heartlands, Cornwall (16th March - 18th September 2015)

Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall - (18th March - 21st October 2016)

Cornwall Services, St Austell, A30 (19th March 2017)

Cornwall's Regimental Museum, (19th May - 10th August 2017)

Cornwall at War Museum, Camelford  (10th August 2017 - 7th November 2017)

Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum (9th Novemeber- 25th February 2018)




Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, Devon (15th February - 3rd June 2016)

Collumpton Services (M5 Junction 28), Devon, (18th June - 18th December 2015)

Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter, Devon (18th December 2015 - 15th February 2016)

Overbecks, Devon (3rd June - 31st August 2016)

Torquay Zoo, Devon (14th September - 16th November 2016)

Totnes Guildhall, Devon (23rd May - 30th October 2017)

Lynmouth National Park Centre, Exmoor, Devon (1st November 2017 - 26th February 2018)



Look & Sea, Littlehampton

Look and Sea,  Littlehampton, Sussex - (3rd November 2015 - 14th March 2016)

Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre, Sussex - (3rd June - 3rd November 2015)

Sussex Express Article

Eastbourne Redoubt, Sussex (21st March - 14th November 2016)

Shipwreck Museum, Hastings, Sussex (8th December 2016 - 3rd April 2017)

 Look and Sea, Littlehampton, Sussex (May - 30th September 2017)

RSPB Pagham Harbour, Sussex (October to December 2017)

Worthing Museum (5th December 2017 - 26th February 2018)



St Peter's Church, Kent 

Dover Museum, Market Square, Kent  (30th June 2017 - February 2018) 

Thanet Visitor and Information CentreKent

Folkestone Library, Kent  (2nd February - 15th March 2016)

Thanet Visitor and Information CentreKent

St Peter's Church, Folkestone [Shepway HEART]  (16th November - February 2016)

About the Opening: Hawkinge Gazette

About the Exhibition: a personal view

Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Kent, (5th August - 15th November 2015)

Reculver Visitor Centre and Country Park, Kent (26th May - 5th August 2015)

South Foreland Lighthouse, Kent (15th March -  11th November 2016)

Rochester Guildhall, Kent (29th November 2016 - 30th March 2017)

Margate Museum (April 2017)





The Forgotten Wrecks Temporary Exhibition at Sunken Secrets, Fort Victoria

Sunken Secrets, Isle of Wight (25th March - 2nd November 2015)

Bursledon Brickworks, (Hampshire 29th March - 20th July 2016)

Calshot Castle, Hampshire (1st April - 30th September 2017)

Portsmouth History Centre, Hampshire - (14th August - 5th October 2017)