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Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744
July 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
From the 18th July to the 8th November 2020 the Historic Dockyard Chatham is hosting an immersive exhibition showcasing objects and findings from the Diving Deep: HMS Invincible archaeological excavation.
The three-year excavation project uncovered numerous important historical finds including swivel guns, a gun port lid, a clay pipe, a wig curler and various bottles – some with the contents preserved inside.
The exhibition aims to tell the story of the amazing Invincible, her capture, the contribution she made to the British Royal Navy and ship design and her subsequent sinking and rediscovery by a local fisherman, Arthur Mack, some 200 years later. The ship was designated a Historic Wreck in 1980. Now that the excavation is complete Historic England has been able to remove the site from its Heritage At Risk Register.
Diving Deep will inspire and enthuse people with her excavation; saving and celebrating a vital part of our maritime heritage.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission ticket to The Historic Dockyard.