Visit the Conservation Lab

Visit the QAR Lab

The QAR Conservation Lab in Greenville, NC has opened its doors for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the exciting work being done at our facility! We conserve, document, and investigate the artifacts recovered from the shipwreck identified as the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Be among the first eyes to see pieces of the ship and objects touched by pirates that have been hidden under the ocean for almost 300 years, and experience all that is involved in preserving these priceless treasures! It is because of your interest and support that we are able to continue learning about and sharing this incredible piece of history with our state, our nation, and our world.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enter our warehouse, which contains one of the largest collections of cannon excavated from a single wreck.
  • View pieces of a real pirate ship, including a 12-foot anchor and parts of the hull structure itself.
  • Explore how we reveal mysteries of the sea through x-ray technology.
  • Preview fully-conserved artifacts before they reach the museum.

We offer multiple opportunities to visit the Lab. Choose below for more information and to register.

Large Group Tours and More

Other large group tour options are available by appointment (at least one month in advance). Please contact the Lab for more information.

Tours are free and open to all ages. Come back throughout the year to see the latest happenings at our lab.

For further information, contact Courtney Page, QAR Lab Manager, at courtney.page@ncdcr.gov or (252) 744-6721.

Request a Large Group Tour Appointment

More QAR Experiences

Once you've visited the QAR Lab, you'll want to check out the many other locations throughout North Carolina featuring artifacts and exhibits from the Queen Anne's Revenge.

View More Ways to Experience QAR in Person