We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Review Highlights
Great find

This is an amazing setting, the harbour is fairly small, but the galleons and other interesting bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hazel D
via mobile
Great visit, a must go to see

The ticket price includes the big ships in Dock, you can walk around them, a great place for kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 1,278 reviews
All photos (333)
All photos (333)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Europe's largest private collection of shipwreck artefacts with nearly 8,000 artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks located in Charlestown, Cornwall. (A UNESCO World Heritage site) NEW for 2019! Admission will also include access to the inner harbour...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,278)
Filter reviews
1,262 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews heritage centre well worth a visit maritime history shipwreck centre interesting exhibits rainy day on display visiting charlestown tall ship couple of hours china clay value for money interesting place all ages interesting visit car park little gem
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,262 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

£11.50 to walk on the quay of something that had better views from the public roads above. Blackboard price list made me wonder if the price fluctuated with season.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Maggie5357
Reviewed 4 days ago

Completely false advertising!! on the tourist information leaflets It gives you one price, when you get there its twice the ammount and half the attraction is currently closed which WE WAS NOT TOLD UNTIL AFTER WE PAYED and walked round. When I complained the woman...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank NancyLeaAshmore
Reviewed 6 days ago

Where has it all gone,there is about a third of what it used to be,the deep sea diving section,the old shops section,the China clay mines section and the video room section and it was only about £8,I was expecting a lot more to say the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing setting, the harbour is fairly small, but the galleons and other interesting bit of history make up for it. I can see why so many films are set there, it's a lovely quaint setting with lots of stories to tell, well...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ticket price includes the big ships in Dock, you can walk around them, a great place for kids of all ages

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank reddmoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a interesting centre to visit As scuba divers we found this such a interesting place to visit Its great for all the family too So many artefacts from so many wrecks There is also a lot about the local history to learn about too...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karenp511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called into the fascinating world famous museum. Easter weekend but not too busy as everyone seemed to be on the beach. There is a jump in the price from £7 to £11.50 to allow you access to the harbour which has been used for TV...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank G227WSpeterc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off at Charlestown and went to the harbour museum and shipwreck museum - worth a visit - make sure you go aboard the Estonia sail ship as worth a look

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 33andyr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a day when weather not very good, but managed to walk around .Did not pay to get close up to ships as thought a little pricey even though included museum entry.But enjoyed walking around area , and on a nice day I am...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mysticmaggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was recommended we check out the Shipwreck Centre and I'm so glad we did. There was lots of information provided and lots of interesting facts to read up on, a few interesting items on display in the harbour and exploring the tall ship was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jam1eS
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Pier House Hotel
657 reviews
.11 miles away
Porth Avallen Hotel
325 reviews
.40 miles away
The Carlyon Bay
1,848 reviews
.81 miles away
Boscundle Manor Hotel Restaurant and Spa
726 reviews
1.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14 nearby restaurants
Charlie's Coffee House
352 reviews
.11 miles away
Edie's Kitchen
247 reviews
.42 miles away
Old Kerrow Farm Park
5 reviews
.54 miles away
Tall Ships Creamery
172 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
The Harbourside Inn
66 reviews
.09 miles away
Atishoo Gallery
26 reviews
.09 miles away
Cscape Art
12 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 27, 2019|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from deemessenger | Reviewed this property |
Yes dog friendly even the museum
angela s
May 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from kath272 | Reviewed this property |
Well you could spend several hours depending on whether you eat here and how long you like to be in a museum, taking photos, enjoying the sea view.
Vanessa S
February 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Chriscris | Reviewed this property |
No car park but reasonable priced car park across from museum. May be free parking for disabled but not sure. Museum itself fine for wheelchair but seem to recall steps to café. Forgotten price but not expensive.