LateRooms.com - Learn about Dorset Shipwrecks in Dorchester
December 29, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsAn upcoming event at the Dorset County Museum will give visitors a chance to learn about the region's many lost ships.
At 19:30 GMT on Friday January 20th 2012, Gordon LePard of Dorset County Council is set to delve into the fascinating maritime history of the area in a talk entitled Dorset Shipwrecks.
Mr LePard has an interest in maritime archaeology and is said to be aware of more than 500 shipwrecks along the coast of the county.
Some of the sunken vessels he will discuss date from the Roman and medieval periods, while others have been identified as casualties of more recent conflicts, such as the wars of the 20th century.
Doors for the lecture will open at 19:00, with tickets priced at £2 on the door.
Situated on High West Street in Dorchester, the Dorset County Museum features a number of collections and galleries devoted to archaeology, geology, history and art.
Current exhibitions at the venue include Pharoah: King of Egypt, which is due to run until January 22nd and is the largest UK loan of Egyptian artefacts ever undertaken by the British Museum.
People looking for discount hotels in Dorchester and the surrounding area will find a wide range of accommodation at LateRooms.com, which recommends the Yalbury Cottage & Restaurant.
Visit http://www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/home or contact the venue on 01305 262735 for more information about this event.
LateRooms.com is part of B2C sector of TUI Travel PLC's Accommodation and Destination Division. Also within this sector are AsiaRooms.com and Hotels-London.co.uk.
LateRooms.com is the UK's leading online accommodation site offering fantastic deals in over 50,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.
LateRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance – whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility.
LateRooms.com arms customers with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 1.2 million true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms.com and actually stayed at the hotel.
LateRooms.com is the first online site to use VisitBritain's official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.
To view LateRooms.com press pages, please see http://press.laterooms.com/
Follow LateRooms.com on Twitter - @LateRooms
Join LateRooms.com on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/LateRooms