The Seaton Carew Protected Wreck

Seaton Carew Wreck 50th Anniversary

Tees Archaeology were successful in securing funding from Historic England for a project on the protected Seaton Carew Shipwreck and to celebrate 50 years of the Protected Wreck Act of 1973. The project began earlier in the year and involved Tees Archaeology collaborating with Seascapes: Beneath the Waves (Newcastle University), Teesside Archives, and the Museum of Hartlepool.

The project included community events and began with a workshop held in the church hall at Seaton Carew conducted in February 2023. 18 people attended the workshop. Talks were delivered by Tees Archaeology, Teesside Archives and Seascapes: Beneath the Waves (Newcastle University) team. Details of the past event can be found here.


The Seaton Carew Shipwreck leaflet has been produced from Tees Archaeology and is available to download here. Guided walks have also begun. More information can be found here.

Guided walks

A guided walk was conducted by Teesside Archives on 4th May. It was well received with 10 participants turning up on the day plus a volunteer from Teesside Archives. The second walk will take place on 28th September 2023, to book a place click here.

3D printed model and the Run Aground Exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool

Beneath the Waves team (details can be found here) have produced 2D photogrammetry images and a 3D model of the wreck, these will form part of the Run Aground: A Shipwreck at Seaton Carew display in the Museum of Hartlepool. The exhibition opened on Tuesday 27th June and is intended to run until late autumn 2023. This exhibition will later be rolled out as a pop up display at different venues across Hartlepool in the future. Watch this space for updates.





Pop up exhibition

Drop in to Hartlepool Central Hub to view the pop up exhibition display and 3D video of the wreck Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm


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