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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

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Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
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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 lovely surprise...

More to see here than I expected. Very interesting museum and lovely harbour area. Spent a good couple of hours here and would recommend the trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 12, 2016
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

More to see here than I expected. Very interesting museum and lovely harbour area. Spent a good couple of hours here and would recommend the trip.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Charlestown is very picturesque and you can understand why it has been used so often as a film location. The museum is a bit tired but it is worth a visit. If you take the time you can absorb a lot of fascinating information about this area of coastline. Parking and restaurants nearby too!

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

You can spend hours and hours here seeing and reading about how Charlestown was formed. It has everything for everyone here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

What a charming place Charlestown is. It has the right amount of places to eat and stay and things to do. Along with the bonus of two small pebble beaches to explore, although one of them has dangerous cliffs. The harbour has a marvellous tall ship to look at. We had a lovely day there.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I remember coming here as a teen but didn't appreciate it back then. The museum is great you really could be there all day if you read everything. It's very informative with some great relics. There's a little sheet for kids to keep them interested too.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Very good museum - the mannequins are somewhat amateurish and do detract from the displays. However, there's plenty of other matter to interest anybody. There's a couple of videos worth watching. The number of wrecks around the country is absolutely horrifying - the loss of life involved is huge. The whole thing is well put together and holds the interest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The Charlestown Shipwreck Museum at first glance may seem a little tired and worn with some dated exhibits but it is actually fascinating. There are lots of genuinely interesting exhibits which are well laid out and presented. It does get a little cramped when busy but nevertheless I would recommend you visit if you are in the area. One particular... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a very good museum, worth a visit and a look around. It's interesting, well put together, entertaining and with no shortage of excellent material, exhibits, artefacts and information. Everything is clearly labelled, in an informative but easy-to-read way, and it's certainly an excellent way to spend some time if you're in the area. It's clear that the people... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Don't miss this insight into the history of the Cornish southern coastline, absolutely fascinating & helped by very knowledgeable guides. Really enjoyed it, children were fascinated. If the weather is not good call in after walking around the port, you will not be dissapointed.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is wheelchair friendly, well worth a visit. Prices are very reasonable, with concessions for senior citizens and disabled. Lots to see with the history of the town and china clay as well as the maritime stuff.

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