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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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The sea is a fickle mistress!

Our second visit to the Charlestown Shipwrecks Museum, which provides an interesting, thought-provoking and insightful perspective on life at sea over the ages, as well as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Derbyshire, U.K.
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Derbyshire, U.K.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our second visit to the Charlestown Shipwrecks Museum, which provides an interesting, thought-provoking and insightful perspective on life at sea over the ages, as well as the history and development of a working harbour. It particularly focuses on the human cost and tragic price to be paid in the challenge of a life at sea. There is so much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just the place to visit on a wet day,reasonable entry fee and very well put together,good place to have a coffee on site overall very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited this very interesting and informative centre. For £6 it was well worth the money it makes such a change to have value for money. You need a good couple of hours to read all the info main. Surrounding harbour very pretty and interesting as this was the place a lot of the filming of Poldark occurred.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited today and we were obviously in the minority as we only bumped into four other people. The £6 entrance fee for Cornwall was very reasonable there were plenty of things to see but it all lacked some finesse. The mannequins were very cheap with badly made nylon wigs ect. It reminded me of a waxworks from the 1950s,... More 

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Witney, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When visiting this museum I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. The entrance fee was approx £6.00 and I generally think you get what you pay for. This museum on the other-hand was so much more. The museum exhibits information and interesting artifacts from present day lifeboats, the Titanic, WWI, WWII, Tudor Ships, and there was so much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Really informative display of life in Charlestown. Lots of information about various shipwrecks. Was really good to see information about the Titanic. There is a big cafe where you can stop to have a coffee. There is a car park on the other side of the road but you have to pay for parking. There is a nice bar nearby... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Definately worth a visit, very good value for money, we found it very interesting and informative and we enjoyed our visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Even for a landlubber like me, there were lots to see and enjoy. There’s plenty of learning opportunities and most of the exhibits can be touched and played with – it’s not all behind glass. Gift shop is reasonable too, compared to most Cornish prices. A good day out for old’uns and young’uns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fabulous. Interesting. Worth every minute. The set up is comprehensive and very educational. Seeing all the items salvaged was amazing.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we had a good day here lots to look at and also activities for children, good value for money. The cafe is very clean and the food was nice and not to expensive.

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