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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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A great time spent here!

Well worth a visit! We would recommend to all families. The boat was fab to go on and in. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DelilahPeterborough
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Peterborough
via mobile
Rainy day in Charlestown

If it’s raining & you find yourself in Charlestown, this is 99% undercover. My 4yr old got a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TwirlyBob
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Bromsgrove, 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
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+44 1726 69897
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"maritime history"
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"well worth a visit"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"great museum"
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"china clay"
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"tall ship"
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"rainy day"
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"on display"
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"value for money"
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"couple of hours"
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"two hours"
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"all ages"
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"interesting place"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! We would recommend to all families. The boat was fab to go on and in. The history of this area is fascinating. The children enjoyed the tunnels and all the artefacts. We would visit again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If it’s raining & you find yourself in Charlestown, this is 99% undercover. My 4yr old got a bit bored towards the end, but my 9yr old really seemed to enjoy it.

Thank TwirlyBob
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. Loads to see and read about the various tragedies as well as the memorabilia. The museum is in a picturesque harbour famous for its movie Poldark. After we visited the museum we went upstairs to have a drink. Lovely pub with magnificent...More

Thank Patricia T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very nice Georgian working port! Lots of cafes, restaurants and Cornish ice cream to try! I had a fish grill with a Cornish ale under the sunshine! I loved it! Parking £2.50 for 4 hrs. Well worth it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Full of history and artefacts, this museum is so interesting, had a great few hours reading all the bits and pieces about various ships

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great little museum, friendly staff, theres a trail for the young ones as well as a more informative one for the older ones. Great for the shipwreck enthusiast, we all enjoyed it my boys are 6 and 12. Reasonably priced.

Thank Lorraine R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had such high hopes but this museum really disappointed us. There’s loads of artefacts. Far too many. And all of them are displayed in the same dull way. I can imagine small children being totally bored as there’s loads to read. I suggest the...More

Thank ladawncp
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small museum in Charlestown. It starts with a view of the historic basin, and some short tunnels left over from the China clay loading route, before getting to the shipwreck exhibits. There are a lot of items displayed, and they must represent...More

1  Thank L3K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great for a rainy day plenty of interesting exhibits and you can take the dog in. Only thing to be aware of it doesn’t include the tall ships, you have to pay again for those.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative museum, stuffed to the max with finds from wrecks with good interpretation information and interesting explanations. Make sure you fully explore the tunnels. Disabled accessible and Dog friendly. Fun and interesting.

Thank Meklin
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angela s
May 16, 2018|
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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.
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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.
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Mark W
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Biraaz | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Not outside though obviously
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