Underwater Archaeology Centre

The Underwater Archaeology Centre is a museum located in Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight, England.

The museum is run by the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology who are based in Southampton. It is housed in five of the fort's former casemates. Since it was opened in 1990 the museum has been used to display exhibits recovered from several local shipwrecks and the submerged landscapes of the Solent. These include the wrecks of HMS Pomone, HMS Invincible, the Yarmouth Roads Wreck and Bouldnor Cliff. The museum also houses an exhibition about the history of Fort Victoria itself.

Like most attractions in the fort the museum only operates from Easter to autumn, during which time it opens daily and occasionally holds activity and community events which are advertised at the fort and in local press.

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