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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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Very interesting

Along with the poldark conection, this is a must for anyone visiting Charlestown, who has any... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
angela s
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

Had a wander whilst in the village and very interesting museum. Not ideal for young kids (although... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AH1969
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Along with the poldark conection, this is a must for anyone visiting Charlestown, who has any interest in shipwrecks, the war, titanic etc etc etc .It's very interesting, well priced and the coffee shop /restaurant sells the best coffee in Charlestown! We visited last year...More

Thank angela s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wander whilst in the village and very interesting museum. Not ideal for young kids (although did have a competition for them) as you get dragged through and a lot of the artefacts are very good so plenty to read and digest but get...More

Thank AH1969
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

If you’re into ships, shipwrecks and like reading about them then this is for you. If not, then don’t bother, it will take you about an hour (absolute!) maximum to go round and that’s walking really slowly..... Disappointing that there is an extra charge to...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place!!!! Fantastic collection and well worth a visit. Very dog friendly too! Would recommend to all ages

Thank L W
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Nice surprise at this centre with so much information about ship wrecks. Lots to look at. Great history to learn about. Restaurant upstairs was very comfortable and friendly.

Thank Lesley572014
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum, we spent a good couple of hours looking at all the interesting artefacts of shipwrecks near & far!

Thank AnnieGeegee
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Worth a visit if you are in Charlestown - this place has loads of artefacts recovered from the sea bed - some of the associated tales very moving. Also a very good Titanic exhibit

1  Thank AlanP00le
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

An interesting place to visit - in the beautiful, tiny, harbour village of Charlestown. Starts off with a short walk through the tunnel used to transport cargo to the ships in harbour, which was unusual and interesting. The museum is a series of rooms displaying...More

Thank 958kate
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

in the car park at Charlestown there is a minimum 4 hr stay, so make the most of it. brilliant location, museum very interesting, plenty to see. if you go there first admission gives you a discount at Lovedays, really good café upstairs with cakes...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We came here one wet sunday and found it open, as the leaflet we picked up didn't detail exactly when it was open. We did get a discount by presenting said leaflet with a voucher. The museum is a lot bigger than it looks, with...More

Thank dragonara2
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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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