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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

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Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 69897
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Description: Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts...
Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.
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A must visit on your bucket list! So much information and interesting facts. The staff were very welcoming and helpful too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must visit on your bucket list! So much information and interesting facts. The staff were very welcoming and helpful too.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We heard about this place from some of the locals,so glad we listened to them! Being keen divers,my partner and i were very interested in the "History of diving"displays,which the children found quite scarey! It was a enjoyable afternoon and the children loved the titanic display! Lovely walk around the little village looking at the tall ships & a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting the old tunnels and seeing how hard life was for the dockers. The film shows were a bit too long. The titanic exhibition was well put together with genuine artefacts.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Alright - with regards to other tourist attractions in the area, this is quite a bit cheaper to enter, and on a wet day, was one of the few options open to us. However, it reminded me of musty museum exhibits I haven't seen since I was a kid (over 20 years ago). The interpretation boards mostly look like they... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised when we decided to visit this museum. We were welcomed warmly and it actually took quite a while to see everything. It was sensible to give visitors the chance to have a break half way round but we visited the restaurant after the whole visit and had a lovely and reasonably priced meal. All in all... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A good place to while away a rainy day. It is rather large with many displays, in fact if you read everything you could be there all day! Rather more about shipwrecks than anything else so after a while I started to loose interest.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went to visit Charlestown on a day which was damp and hoped this museum would be worthwhile. It was much more than that. Despite it small external size it does indeed seem like a Tardis inside. Jammed full with exhibits starting with the history of Charlestown and moving on to items and stories of too many shipwrecks to be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lovely village, museum was a bonus, thought is was small from the outside but no there is a lot to see inside, very interesting and not expensive to get in.

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United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum was very interesting with a lot to see! In fact you do need to allow yourself plenty of time as you go around it if you want to listen and watch the various videos they have which are very educational. There was so much and lots about the shipwrecks! All in all this museum was brilliant!

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Kent, UK
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Whilst visiting Charleston we decided to include a trip to the museum. From the outside it appeared to be quite small, but it was a tardis and we felt it was one of the best maritime themed museums we have seen all over the world. Thousands of artefacts, great videos, make sure you watch how ships used to berth in... More 

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Address: Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 69897
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell

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