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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Phone Number: 01726 69897
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We travelled a good distance to see the tall ships and the heritage centre but alase we were very disappointed with the centre. Run down with poor displays and the same old titanic links which are old in the tooth. The refreshment facilities are a joke along with the service, we walked out after a ten minute wait in a... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

this was a good place to go out as a family we was a party of four and we enjoy outself little staff moer would be good felt cold but it was lovely

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited this centre and loved it. Found it very interesting all round, the price to get in is good and the staff are very lovely and accommodating. Nice outside area before entering the museum, there are lifeboats, etc.. Museum looks small from the outside, but this place is very big and there is lots to explore which we all... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This can take you several hours if you want to study in detail, lots of information and a good museum for the entry price

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I wanted to visit here as I’m fascinated by shipwrecks. I did not expect the museum to be so big but it was massive and contained 100’s if not 1000s of exhibits!! The admission price was reasonable and the guidebook was very cheap. The only thing I was disappointed in was the Titanic exhibition. They made a big song and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

large area with lots to see and lot of history, museam was excellent stocked full with stuff, all next to the sea..

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent value museum of shipwreck artefacts and more. Brilliant display on the Titanic. Also a real lifeboat for the kids to explore. Excellent value for money. Also in Charlestown there are real Tall Ships to take a look at and a beautiful harbour. Recommended

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

we visited during October half term. Pricing is brilliant. A child is free with each paying adult. We were there for a good 90mins. Lots to see and do. Children also get a quiz to fill out on their way round and if completed correctly at the end they win a prize with our 2 choosing the pirate eye patch.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a pretty place and the museum was so interesting would recommend to anyone it was quaint and enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Spent an hour in here today in the middle of a somewhat damp and misty amble along south west coastal path Kids got in free, think it was about 6 pounds per adult It was pretty good - lots of history and artefacts and a good explanation of the workings of the old clay industry and the role this little... More 

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