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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

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Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Phone Number: 01726 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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A good way to spend a wet afternoon. A small place but we were surprised how much was inside with interesting history about Cornwall's relationship with the sea, shipwrecks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A good way to spend a wet afternoon. A small place but we were surprised how much was inside with interesting history about Cornwall's relationship with the sea, shipwrecks and the town itself. There was a small section dedicated to the heroics of the RNLI as well as a display of vintage electrical and household appliances - so really something... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There's a lot of information available here about Charlestown's history, the harbour and shipping/shipwrecks in general.

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Falkirk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So much to see. Lots of time needed. Cheap parking for almost 8 hours! Great shop but best was Bosun Restaurant

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good museum lots of Memorabilia, definitely worth a visit when in Charlestown, lots for everyone. Exhibitions of Titanic really good, gift shop good also. Value for money.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Heritage Centre has so much history in words and pictures to offer that two hours should be allowed. What is more it is great value for money (pensioners less than £5.00) and it covers shipwrecks, piracy, china clay mines, underground tunnels and artefacts recovered from shipwrecks around the coast. There are even items from the Titanic and Henry V111's... More 

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exeter devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

visited with the wife excellent. allow at least two hours. so much to take in. room after room, some remarkable exhibits.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Brilliant places to eat, historic centre a bit pricey. Lovely art galleries and antique places to visit

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Quaint harbour with nice history to tell has had many films short episodes filmed here, typical old fashion harbour colourful homes and good restaurant

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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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