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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
01726 69897
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Decided to visit with my two children aged 8 &9, they loved it. Lots of hands on exhibits for youngsters as well as artefacts and shipwreck finds. Very interesting few hours and excellent value for money as under 10s enter for free and tickets are valid all day. Worth a look.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic selection of artifacts from Several Shipwrecks.White star Line features. Brilliant features of diving over the years and communications. Some really interesting things of display. Great history of surrounding area Charlestown. Great value for money.Well worth a visit.

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medway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Welcoming and interesting at the beginning.. and it just got better and better. I was there with a group with the age range of 9 to 52.. A little hard going for the little ones but if you have an interest in history, nostalgia this is your place to visit.. Im baffled as to how such a massive collection of... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great selection of of artifacts from several shipwrecks. Items include gold and silver coins and personnel items. Includes some Mary Rose and Titanic items. Well worth a visit.

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West Midlands
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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Decided to visit here on a day that was forecast as 'showery' as it was an inside museum. Reasonable entrance fee, and well laid out with plenty to see (and read), but not much interactive items for younger children. Some interesting items - especially from shipwrecks. Unlike a previous post we ate in the restaurant above (Bosuns Chair) and found... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took a number of children round this really interesting exhibition. Children given activity quiz which engaged their interest and mainly lots of interesting things to see and explore. Its not very big so only takes an hour or so and the video they do isn't very child friendly but still an interesting place that all enjoyed.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lovely place to visit, full of interest and well laid out. Very reasonable entrance fee and dog friendly. Dogs allowed in all areas except the cafe. Charlestown itself is a pretty place and well worth a look around, there are tall ships at harbour here many of which have been used in films and can be seen from the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great places to eat and drink and relax! Fabulous secluded location. Nice to see lots of locals around there too.

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Cardiff
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Spent 2-3 hours easily in here- very informative displays and a great little museum. From the outside we thought it would be an hour or so max but loads more inside than we expected. There was a great little children's trail which kept our two amused as well as being engrossed by the displays themselves plus there were some hands... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There was so much to see that we didn't have time for all of it. Some exhibits were haphazard and cluttered and some were so low down that you couldn't see them without kneeling on the floor. That said there were many amazing treasures to be found.

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