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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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Nice little attraction

Easy to get to and parking was opposite, £2.50 for four hours. Very interesting artefacts from wrecks from around the Cornish coast. Plenty to read about and see. Quite dark in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to and parking was opposite, £2.50 for four hours. Very interesting artefacts from wrecks from around the Cornish coast. Plenty to read about and see. Quite dark in places but adds to the ambience. Some videos with interesting topics to watch. Well worth a visit.

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Partridge Green, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Maybe it just wasn't my kind of thing, but personally I found it a bit boring, and it didn't take long to get around. If you read every bit of information going around it would take longer, but I found it a bit dingy. I also found the recordings that are set off as you walk past quite annoying. Sorry,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

arriving by car it's worth parking on the hill rather than following the ridiculous signs for the car park, as you'll find yourself looking at two signs pointing at each other. Assuming you park without too much drama everything from here should be plain sailing (pun intended) There is so much packed into a fairly small space, there was a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived there was so much to see and do - climb aboard a lifeboat, express the tunnels, play with the morse code machines, walk down the old fashioned street and watch videos (to say nothing if the hundreds of artefacts going back hundreds of years). You need a few hours to do the museum justice but... More 

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Thrapston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The museum provided a real insight into the history of Charlestown Harbour. The museum is packed with loads of interesting pieces of historical objects related to the sea, from ship wrecks, to the Titanic and the development of diving etc.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A bit of viewing history for all ages - old cookers , washing aids , water heaters , just like granny used to use Audio stories explaining events to you , which while we visited some children seemed to enjoy lots of old equipment that life boats , divers , carpenters would of used on show Shipwreck stories ; Titanic... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A very interesting place to visit and teach the kids as well as learn new stuff yourself. There is lots to see and even at the beginning there is power boats for the children and adults to star around the water. Enjoyed doing the kids quiz and finding the 4 sailor toys around the museum

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Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A very interesting place to visit if you like sea fairing history... but you need to get there before 2pm to appreciate everything to see. We didn't get there till gone 3 and it really wasn't long enough to see and read everything on offer...All in all it was a great place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A baffling experience. For no apparent reason there is a display on 20th C. gas heaters.There is a display of things that look a bit like things that might have been on the Titanic. The models of people at work are a bit scarey. But if a museum is supposed to give you a flavour of the past then do... More 

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We were so surprised by how much was contained in this wonderful little museum that had cost so little to get in to!! Children went for free and adults were about £5 and it was brilliant. So much to see from so many shipwrecks, history, climbing aboard and learning about our wonderful lifeboats, pictures, artefacts and a reasonably priced restaurant... More 

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