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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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It's like a treasure hunt

You can expect a surprise in every corner. Since animated scenes underwater to the finding of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom

Charlestown is well worth a visit, loads of places to eat. The Shipwreck Centre has altered after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
veronica p
St Austell, United Kingdom
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Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can expect a surprise in every corner. Since animated scenes underwater to the finding of treasures and pirates alike. A day well spent.

Thank ACDC6971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlestown is well worth a visit, loads of places to eat. The Shipwreck Centre has altered after changing hands but still worth a visit. Have been many times as I am local

Thank veronica p
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Many films have been shot here great local area... Beaches are amazing and love the smuggling tunnel on the left beach in the cave.. Look up! Gunpowder end gunfire was shot here and many other films...

Reviewed December 9, 2017

Paid the astronomical parking charge (a theme repeated across much of Cornwall) to go to the museum. Walked into the shop to be told the museum was closed for the Winter - a fact that wasn't updated on the web site at the time. Very...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Having stopped off in Charlestown, we chose to visit the CS & H centre because it portrayed the History of the area & had very little to do with Poldark! The Centre is fantastic! Ship wrecks gallor, the whole history of Charstown & more besides....More

Thank 61Michael2015
Reviewed November 26, 2017

There are a few interesting shops nearby, and eating places too. You can wander in peace and soak up all the old history embedded in the dockside itself and the loading bays. Great view too from the quayside

Thank David M
Reviewed November 25, 2017

It's a very charming place to visit and you'll find your fair share of tourists there. Some really impressive things to see.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We visited this museum over the half-term break on a Sunday afternoon when the historic port of Charlestown was quite busy with visitors. The weather was dry and fine, so many families were enjoying the scenery as well as an ice cream. The fine weather...More

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

As a youngster it was great to see things from before I was born!! Lovely artifacts!! An amazing place could of spent a lot longer looking around

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Great little place. Lots of rooms with really interesting finds and displays. Lots of information about various wrecks and treasure finds. Found the whole thing great fun and very interesting. Lots for children to look at and learn. Well worth a visit.

Thank Louise C
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Vanessa S
February 7, 2018|
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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.
Mark W
October 9, 2017|
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August 31, 2017|
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Response from loveday2017 | Property representative |
Absolutely we are - with well behaved owners ;)