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“wonderful variety of exhibits!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre
Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
01726 69897
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in St Austell
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.
Truro, United Kingdom
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“wonderful variety of exhibits!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

You need all day here to really appreciate the vastness and the complexity of the place! It is full of the most wonderful artifacts and stories...the work that has gone into this place is astonishing I got tired just looking at everything let alone reading about it all. If you like ships, Cornwall, history, sailing or just being wonderfully surprised this is the place for you and it is so reasonable to get in too! My mum went twice in as many weeks! Good for the older kids and adults alike. well done

Visited May 2012
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Par, United Kingdom
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“Just go there !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Its very interesting and would suit all ages but, check when it is open in the winter time though. There is a car park near by pay and display, And worth a wander round this old Harbour.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This place is somewhat deceiving from the outside but inside is absolutely packed with memorabilia and information. A fascinating place and well worth a look.

Visited September 2012
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“the outside hides a real gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visited on spec and only went in because of the reviews outside on a NoticeBoard

really worthwhile... Masses of information but not a modern interactive experience. Our boys of 11 & 14 found it fascinating but it could be hard for pre-schoolers to get much from it as most of the exhibits require reading ability!

The RNLI section was very moving and I particularly enjoyed exploring the passages which had been used to transport china clay to the boats in the harbour.

Visited November 2012
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Devon
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“Tall ships”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I like the master and commander series of books by Patrick O'brian and walking onto these ships brought the descriptions in the books to life. Real wood, real rope and real life scale.

Visited November 2012
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