DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
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  • GypsyTraveller94
    Washington DC, District of Columbia787 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mind blowing
    On top of a gift shop, free, you think this is going to be ok at best. Then you meet the owner who tells the most interesting stories about all his adventures. And the loot! This stuff belongs in world class museums! What is it doing here? Just amazing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Eric A
    414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent hidden treasure itself!
    A free museum above a tasteful souvenir shop. But do not be deceived! This is a well curated and authentic collection, and if you are fortunate enough to be there when the treasure hunter is there to tell you his stories you are in for a real treat! This place is both a feast for the eyes, and a great educational opportunity to to be overlooked. Highly recommended!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Marian Fay
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see
    Dude, the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is an absolute hidden gem! It's like stepping into an underwater adventure without getting wet. The place is packed to the brim with all sorts of cool shipwreck artifacts, from pirate booty to ancient treasures. You'll be blown away by the sheer amount of stuff they've got. The best part? The folks who run the place are total history buffs and will drop knowledge bombs on you left and right. It's not just a museum; it's an educational thrill ride. So, if you're ever in the area, don't miss the chance to dive into history at the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. It's a blast!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 September 2023
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Tamara C
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This museum is very cool, not only for the artifacts but the opportunity to talk with the owner - what a fascinating life of shipwreck research and searching over a lifetime!
Written 1 October 2023
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Marian Fay
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Dude, the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is an absolute hidden gem! It's like stepping into an underwater adventure without getting wet. The place is packed to the brim with all sorts of cool shipwreck artifacts, from pirate booty to ancient treasures. You'll be blown away by the sheer amount of stuff they've got. The best part? The folks who run the place are total history buffs and will drop knowledge bombs on you left and right. It's not just a museum; it's an educational thrill ride. So, if you're ever in the area, don't miss the chance to dive into history at the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. It's a blast!
Written 27 September 2023
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Eric A
Sykesville414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A free museum above a tasteful souvenir shop. But do not be deceived! This is a well curated and authentic collection, and if you are fortunate enough to be there when the treasure hunter is there to tell you his stories you are in for a real treat! This place is both a feast for the eyes, and a great educational opportunity to to be overlooked. Highly recommended!
Written 8 August 2023
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GypsyTraveller94
Washington DC, DC787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
On top of a gift shop, free, you think this is going to be ok at best. Then you meet the owner who tells the most interesting stories about all his adventures. And the loot! This stuff belongs in world class museums! What is it doing here? Just amazing.
Written 14 July 2023
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p f
Orlando, FL123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
So many interesting artifacts. Owner was there and was cordial easy to talk to if you had any questions. It’s by donation and there is a great gift shop too.
Written 5 July 2023
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Raleigh R
Pittsburgh, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This small museum is a treasure. The displays of artifacts highlight artifacts from pirate ships, lost White Star lines of the 20th century (Republic and Titanic), detailed displays of how ships and shipping shaped Delaware and how these relics are studied and preserved. Definitely worth the stop on Feniwick Island.
Written 15 May 2023
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sojourner68
Washington DC, DC121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited the museum during a recent weekend stay in Bethany Beach. The free museum is located upstairs from a shell and souvenir shop and features treasures from shipwrecks mostly off the Atlantic coast. Items recovered include cookware, dishes, bottles, utensils, medical instruments and other interesting things. The displays are nicely displayed and the volunteer staffing the museum appeared to have recovered most of the items himself. Lots of great information. This is a good place to spend an hour or so looking and learning.
Written 13 April 2023
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Kim F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is one of the best museums I have ever been to and I have travelled to some of the best museums around the world. It is small but mighty, particularly if you live within a few states of Delaware as it will speak to you on a personal level. One factor that made our visit so exceptional was that the owner was on site. The diverse and exquisite exhibits held their own, but with the owner on site to point out special items and provide background stories added priceless dimension to items that might have otherwise been passed with glancing interest. Do not miss this museum. It is a true gem.
Written 12 February 2023
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PA and G M
Northern Virginia, VA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
You would never expect that this FREE attaction could have so much to offer! There is so many different artifacts and associated stories to explain them. Kids loved it, I could have stayed for two hours looking through every item. Downstairs is a very family-friendly store with every seashell and collectible you might like. SUPER friendly staff in the museum and also in the shop.
Written 8 August 2022
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dmpollarine
Avon, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Went to the shipwreck museum and it was a must see, if you like history and treasure ships. Got the chance to meet and speak with the proprietor and he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and fascinating to listen to. Even got to hold some real gold bars from the treasure ship, the Atocha. I’m an adult and was thrilled to have a once in a lifetime experience with history. Don’t miss it! Added bonus is that it’s free !
Written 1 August 2022
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