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Online Talk: Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744

28 May 2020 - 28 May 2020

The National Museum of the Royal Navy and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust invite you to join a talk on our upcoming exhibition Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744.

Part 2: Marine archaeological techniques and conservation
Thursday 28 May: 2pm – 3pm

The original archaeological excavation of this ship took place in the 1980s and a number of the finds from this dig were donated to Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust’s collection. Sadly the wreck is submerged in a sandbank under the River Solent and is rapidly becoming unprotected as the sands are washed away. Therefore, 40 years later divers have returned to undertake rescue archaeology.  Find out more about excavation techniques, the secrets they are uncovering and the conservation of the objects once they have been recovered.

How to join

This talk will take place via ‘Zoom’. When the talk is due to take place please sign in (you will need to make a free account if you have not used Zoom before) via the link below and enter the assigned Meeting ID.

Talk link:

Please email Ally Curson ( to sign up.

Ally will send you the Zoom Meeting ID. There are a set number of places available, if the talks get fully booked, additional dates and times will be rearranged.

What's On

What's on

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

Last updated: 11 May 2020