Lost at Sea Project

The Lost at Sea Project, also known as Lego Lost at Sea was founded by writer and beachcomber Tracey Williams after 5 million pieces of Lego were swept off the cargo ship Tokio Express during a storm in 1997 and began to wash up along the shores of Devon and Cornwall. Coincidently, many of the Lego pieces were themed around the sea. What started as beachcombing treasure hunts with her family soon formed an ongoing project drawing attention to the volume of plastic in the world’s oceans. Williams has written Adrift: The Curious Tale of The Lego Lost at Sea (2022), her finds have been exhibited at the Royal Cornwall Museum (2023) and continue to be documented on social media. 

Past exhibitions