Rooswijk 1740 Open Days
11th August - 12th August 2018
The Rooswijk was a Dutch East India Company vessel which sank on the treacherous Goodwin Sands, off Kent, in January 1740. The ship was outward bound for Batavia (modern-day Jakarta) with trade-goods. Now a protected wreck site the ship's remains lie at a depth of some 20 metres. They're owned by the Dutch Government and managed by Historic England on behalf of the Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport.
Come and view our Ramsgate conservation facilities and find out how conservationists are stabilising finds from the wreck. Meet the project team and try a virtual dive on site. Learn what the finds tell us about the wreck and what archaeologists think this might mean.
Just turn up and stay for however long you wish, all ages welcome.
A BSL guide is available both days for deaf persons.
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