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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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derbyshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was on our list to visit even before we arrived in cornwall and it was wonderful. Helpful staff as soon as you entered the building. Interesting and informative. Enjoyed every bit of it.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Horrible beach - if you can call it that!! Poor facilities, toilets across the other side of the beach and few food outlets.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been past the museum many times and never previously entered, from the outside it looks quite small, however on entering we found that it goes on forever. Interesting from the very start, the whole family enjoyed the 3 hours we spent in there, with audio to listen to, videos to watch and lots to see, we could easily... More

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Wrexham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We took our grandaughters here and they really enjoyed it, especially our eldest one..she enjoyed doing the quiz sheet that was given to her to do while we were walking around looking at all of the exhibits..we were able to take our little dog in with us which was a bonus..its well worth a visit.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

An amazing discovery when I visited Charlestown- full of information and quirky treasures. Something for marine and history enthusiasts alike. To do it justice you need several hours in there - I spent 3hours before I was full up with information and still didn't take it all in. Would happily go back again if in the area. Wasn't keen on... More

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essex
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were enthralled by the promise of award winning displays etc.........what a joke Titanic was......nearly all the exhibits said replica or what may have been in the Titanic misleading or what. The same could be said for some of the rest of the exhibits. Waste of money!!!!

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High Wych, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had never heard of Charlestown despite coming to Cornwall many times. It was a lovely village and the museum was really interesting. They have a good trail to keep kids interested. Worth a visit!

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

you need to really like looking at bits of old wrecks, some women who are with their husbands over the age of 40 may say it about their hubbies, but joking apart we took our soon to be 8yrold lad who loves anything military . so we hadn't been to the attraction before, see it on a programme and we... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited early September was surprised by how big it was inside loads to see & only cost £4:95 each Recommend The only down side is the car park We had to park over the road but you have to pay for all day parking

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went with our daughter and granddaughter august 2014 we weren't sure what to expect as it was cheap to get in, but it is bigger than it looks and very informative and also a great quiz for the kids to do, the items on display were all recovered from the seabed and wrecks ,and also there is a titanic... More

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