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Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’ (exhibition)
17 November, 2017, 9:00 am - 11 December, 2017, 8:45 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating indefinitely
In 1665 The London exploded and sank off Southend, concealing herself for centuries on the estuary bed. The warship had a short and notable life, having carried Charles II back to England at the Restoration. Her wreck was found in 2005, revealing a hidden history of early modern life. Underwater archaeologists have salvaged fascinating navigational tools, leather shoes, and even a 17th century length of rope from the wreck. Come and explore! Artefacts and photographs will be on loan from Southend Museum, Cotswold Archaeology and Historic England and displayed throughout the festival.
This exhibition is open Friday 17 November – Monday 11 December, Monday to Friday 9:00am-8:45pm, Sat 9:30am-5:15pm (closed Sunday).