An exposition full with treasures from the seabed, found in century-old shipwrecks. Merchandise, personal belongings, armaments and ship parts. Found by divers from Texel on the bottom of the Wadden Sea.
The Roads of Texel was the most important anchorage for shipping in the 17th and 18th century. Merchant ships and warships lay here off the coast of Texel, waiting for favorable winds to set sail. It was relatively sheltered, however during violent storms, it could be very spooky. Over the years, hundreds of ships were wrecked on the Roads. The sunken vessels were soon buried under the sand. They remained protected for centuries until changing sea currents started to wash away the sand. Divers investigate the uncovered wrecks. See their finds in the exposition Archeology under water.