This is the first talk ever given on the discovery of the Klein Hollandia - and it's free! Hear about this exciting discovery from the chief investigator, our CEO Mark Beattie- Edwards, whilst being surrounded by Dutch paintings of the era. 

Since 2019 the Nautical Archaeology Society, Historic England and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands have been recording and researching a historic wreck found by a dive boat skipper off the Sussex coast.

In January 2023 the wreck was named as the Klein Hollandia, built in 1656 and owned by the Admiralty of Rotterdam. Drawn by Willem Van de Velde the Elder, the vessel was involved in all major battles in the Second Anglo-Dutch war before being lost in an engagement in the English Channel in 1672.

In his talk, chief investigator Mark Beattie-Edwards will cover how the wreck was found, the significance of the amazing assemblage on the seabed and outline the research that has been undertaken so far into how the Klein Hollandia sank. 

Banner image credit: A Bellarmine jug found on the seabed © James Clark


Free for members of NAS and the Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich members book here

£8 for non-members