Museum starts tours tomorrow

THE Shipwreck Museum starts its season of tours tomorrow (Saturday) where visitors can explore Hastings’ past.

The tours are led by a knowledgeable team from the museum who will transport visitors back to pre-historic times with a glimpse as to what Hastings might have looked like 138 million years ago.

People can discover how the area may have appeared at the end of the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago and see a perfectly preserved Bronze Age forest dating back some 4,000 years.

Visitors can also explore the wreck of the Amsterdam, the finest preserved Dutch East Indiaman in the world, still with its cargo on board.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, and are £6 for adults and £3 for under 16s and OAPs.

They are available from the Shipwreck Museum in Rock-a-Nore Road by The Stade, either by personal visit between 10am and 5pm or by phone on 01424 437452. The tour starts at 7.15pm at The Bridgeway, Bulverhythe.