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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

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Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 69897
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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 value museum

We really enjoyed our morning at the shipwreck museum. Unlike a lot of places in Cornwall it didn't cost us the earth. We arrived early and were one of the first in. We were glad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarah_334
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Neath, United Kingdom

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Neath, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our morning at the shipwreck museum. Unlike a lot of places in Cornwall it didn't cost us the earth. We arrived early and were one of the first in. We were glad as when we left it was really busy. The museum isn't huge but if you take the time to look and read most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best value for money attraction in Cornwall it is what it says and an unspoilt village to boot,cheap parking not lik NT,info on shipwrecks is amazing great stories and my kids 10,13, 15years enjoyed it to

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Thank Paul E
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got here early in the morning. Quite a few poeple waiting but it was ok weather was nice. Forst thing you hit is a pool with remote control boats 50p a turn the kids all loved them. Tunnels are good. I thought the main part of museum was a bit tatty. The glass on the displays could do with a... More 

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Thank Susan G
exeter
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant museum situated in a lovely little old village. Brilliant prices of 5.95 for an adult so cheap considering all there is to see in there. Very interesting and perfect to do on a rainy day! Lots if history....so pleased we visited would highly recommend it!

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Thank Dani4A
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I phoned beforehand and was told they were disabled accessible for a mobility scooter. Basically, they were, although some of the slopes were a little steep, and there really isn't much room where other people are also looking at the displays with some very narrow walkways, and some REALLY tight corners (complete tight hairpins) to get around. Several times I... More 

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Thank Pam S
St Austell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I nice little museum showing how Charlestown evolved and man's relationship with the sea. Would also recommend having a Cornish cream tea in the Bosun's Diner located above the museum, delicious!

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Yaxham, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Only in the UK would you find a museum like this, the whole place is packed with all sorts of nautical stuff and all ages will find something of interest. The children can do a quiz on the way round which keeps them busy, although it did mean going round twice to find one of the miniature sailors we'd missed... More 

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainy day in cornwall so thought would have a visit here well worth the visit. Excellent value for money 2 adults & 3 kids under 16 cost £21 followed the I spy trail & thought it was very informative & fun

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved this place. A full history of Charlestown and many excellent artefacts. If you like naval history you must visit this place.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that people's opinion will differ regarding expectations of attractions but I would urge people to weigh up the small percentage of bad reviews compared to the positive reviews for this attraction. I agree the museum is not modern or what people may regard as ship shape but the clue is in the title Shipwreck !!! I can only... More 

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