• Archaeology Discovery Centre

Archaeology Discovery Centre

Discover archaeology!

The Sunken Secrets Archaeology Discovery Centre and exhibition will bring you tantalizingly closer to the Island’s fascinating past; its famous shipwrecks and amazing submerged landscape, fun activities and a gift shop full of local art, there is something for everyone.

Archaeology Discovery Centre

  • Investigate the Island’s ingenious military inventions, its tragic shipwrecks and important sea battles
  • Follow the ongoing rescue of a stone age settlement from the sea
  • Explore how maritime archaeologists work to protect our earliest evidence for the Island’s boatbuilding industry beneath the Solent.
  • Stimulate your senses through artefact displays, videos, interactive games and activities to discover the intriguing history of Fort Victoria as a Victorian coastal battery, a sea mining depot, and a base for military power boats.

Timetraveller Family Workshops

Create your own piece of history in our family friendly sessions. Explore prehistoric technologies as you make nettle string, coil clay pots, brush hut buildings or hazel bows and arrows. Workshops must be booked in advance and run throughout the holidays (Apr-Oct).

Book a workshop

Call 01983 761214 and book a workshop now!

Schools / Group workshops

We are renowned for providing high quality, curriculum-relevant educational experiences to local and visiting schools. We have built successful partnerships to support access to disabled and disadvantaged groups on and off the Island and provide tailored resources to enrich a wide variety of audiences.


We have the best in Island-made gifts and local artwork as cards and prints- all inspired by the beautiful Isle of Wight. We also stock books, maps and inspired toys which encourage exploration, history and a love of discovery.

Off season (October to Easter) we run a pop up cafe selling hot chocolate, coffee and tea for just £1.50!

Come and see us!

Gift shop and exhibition open daily Easter to October. Entry to Archaeology Discovery Centre £4.50 over 4 years. Under fours, YAC's and disabled carer free entry. Workshops £15-40pp (schools POA).


Half Term:

10am - 4pm

£4.50 over 3 years old

01983 761214

PO41 0RR

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