Illustrated talk: Ships, Shafts and U-boats

17/09/2019  |  noon

Brighton Museum


As part of a collaboration between The Living Coast Undersea Experience, an interactive and immersive, virtual reality experience modelled on the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone and Brighton Museum, CITiZAN have been invited to give a lunchtime talk at Brighton Museum's Bite Size museum

East Kent Coast Discovery Programme Project Officer Lara will be talking about archaeological remains at Birling Gap. On the foreshore of one of our key sites 2015-2018, the timber ribs of the clipper Coonatto lost en route from Australia and the entangled steel debris of SS Oushla and UB121 can still be visited at low tide. And can the circular feature in the wavecut chalk platform be the base of a 40m cliff shaft discovered then lost though coastal erosion in the late 20th century? These remains have fascinating stories to tell – come and hear all about them!

As part of the same series the following week Sarah Ward, the Living Seas Officer at Sussex Wildlife Trust explains will present their work. Bite Size museum events are free with museum admission.


Volunteers recording the wreck of the Coonatto in May
Volunteers recording the wreck of the Coonatto in May