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Dig Deep at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Sometimes great battleships, like HMS Invincible, are fatally damaged and get swallowed beneath the ocean waves. Experienced divers and maritime archaeologists love nothing more than discovering an unexplored wreck and piecing together fascinating objects that teach us more about the past.

Dig Deep is a hands-on half term activity for budding archaeologists to experience the thrill of an underwater discovery (whilst keeping your feet firmly on dry land!). Mini-maritime adventurers can search our giant discovery pit for surprising treasures and ship artefacts that have been buried on the seabed. Your young explorer will be armed with a scoop and brush and encouraged to dig deep to undercover maritime finds beneath the sand.

Continue your underwater adventure with a visit to Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744 and explore the fascinating story of this game-changing battleship, her dramatic sinking and her rediscovery by a fisherman 200 years later.

Pricing Information

Participation in Dig Deep is free as part of a Dockyard ticket. Each dig has limited capacity and can be booked on arrival. Digs run on the hour from 11am. Instruction and all equipment will be provided.