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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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Enjoyable to look around

Enjoyed the visit lots to look at and lots for children to explore and experience times past about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St Austell, United Kingdom
interesting place to visit

Staff so lovely and helpful! really interesting place to go and so much to see and learn. will he... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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“china clay” (65 reviews)
“paying adult” (13 reviews)
Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed the visit lots to look at and lots for children to explore and experience times past about clay mining and shipwrecks and lifeboats plus the local history of the sea port

Thank edney27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff so lovely and helpful! really interesting place to go and so much to see and learn. will he back. thank you

Thank jacksamuelTruro
Reviewed 3 days ago

Educational with artefacts from various naval incidents, maritime disasters, diving history and of course the local history of Charlestown harbour.

Thank sid272014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting displays and historical information in the museum. Not at all boring! A highlight was going on board a tall ship in the harbour and going below deck to see how it would have been in the past.

Thank SuzieQ021
Reviewed 5 days ago

The clue is in the title. I never realised how many shipwrecks there have been, famous and not so famous. There are many artifacts here from all eras and plenty to keep the shipwreck enthusiast happy. Good section on lifeboats too and the part they...More

Thank LadyFranklyn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having walked around Charleston Harbour we could easily see why it is a popular location for TV series such as Taboo and Poldark. We then visited the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre which was very interesting and a great place to visit in inclement weather.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a privately run museum with lots of local artefacts as well as the sea faring/shipwreck related material. It's great for a rainy day and is dog friendly. I feel it would benefit from a revamp and could present less items in a more...More

Thank sugarloaf65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday 24 June 17, After walking round Charlestown Harbour and Quay, we then went to visit the Shipwreck & Heritage Centre. In the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, we saw countless items from a bygone age as well as artifacts from over 150 shipwrecks. The...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the harbour it's a must to visit the museum. Very interesting and so much to see. Underground tunnels where they trundled the china clay carts to load the ships.

Thank Nutstotravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mist was rolling in off the sea when we visited Charlestown which gave it an eerie feel. Worth seeing whilst you are in the area

1  Thank baddream1
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