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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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So much to see and absorb . Great for all ages of children with their trail quiz. Best that the ticket is for all day so you can go in and out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

So much to see and absorb . Great for all ages of children with their trail quiz. Best that the ticket is for all day so you can go in and out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum to visit on a rainy day in Charlestown. It has lots of interesting stories about Charlestown and shipwrecks in general. It is a bit confused though and jumps around from topic to topic and back again as you move around. The display of gas cookers next to a blacksmith display was particularly jarring. Some... More 

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nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone knows how hard it is to find things to do on mixed weather days that are interesting for all the family and don't break the bank and this place definitely fits the bill . 2 adults and 3 Kids cost us not much over a tenner due to the kids go free with a paying adult offer . The... More 

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Stafford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit lots of interesting features with good stories regarding the history of charlestown

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My partner, my daughter and I all visited today and were somewhat disappointed. There was so much there but not all of it was relevant. Much of the Titanic display was props from the film rather than the actual ship. What was there just said it may have been on the ship etc. it took quite some time to get... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Lots of information on the history of shipwrecks in the Cornwall area including artefacts. HMS Victory Scapa Flow and The Royal Oak to mention a just a few items. Allow your self at least an hour and a half to view the museum

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are in the Charlestown/St Austell area may I recommend a visit to this Centre. A very compact and eclectic maritime museum that traces the history of Charlestown and much more. The displays are thoughtfully assembled with plenty of commentary and illustration. There are many exhibits which cross the ages and show just how much Britain used to export... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice little village. Not much there but lovely scenery,. Can be a bit pricey for food in the pubs and its not that great,but also not too bad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great location when the weather is wet. Young children (7 and 5) both enjoyed the morning spent here and completing the quiz.

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Sale, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

See the history of the clay mining and exporting on which the town's history is built. Detailed exhibition of shipwrecks on the Cornish coast, artefacts, display of diving gear thro' it's development, radio communication, RN and MN memorabilia. Well worth the entrance fee. On a really hot day we then retired to The Bosuns Chair restaurant upstairs, where the really... More 

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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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