Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, Charlestown

4.2
#1 of 6 in Museums in St Austell
Filled to the gills with information, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre dives into the maritime history of the British Isles. The museum features the artifacts of over 150 shipwrecks dating from 1715, a large collection of underwater diving equipment, and a small mining display. The displays are interactive and kid-friendly. The theater shows a movie about Charleston harbor and its once thriving clay industry. If you’re hungry, stop on the top floor for a typically British afternoon tea. The museum parking is an affordable and convenient place to leave your car while you visit the rest of the city. Start your trip to St Austell by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Very interesting museum covering not just local history but also major world maritime events such as the Titanic and world wars. Full of interesting artefacts and information.  more »
  • We went in just to pass away some time and so glad we did, we found it very interesting with lots of local knowledge to be discovered, do take a look, recommended  more »
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  • This is an interesting and fun little museum of all things ships and shipwrecks. Lots of interesting displays showing items recovered from various wrecks and general information about Charlestown and it's harbour. Visiting the museum also provided you access to the quayside in the harbour where the incredible tall ships are moored! You can clamber aboard and get a look around one, seeing what it was really like to sail a hundred years ago... Or more!! Good day or for families, adults and kids alike!!
  • Having walked around Charlestown, which with its caves to explore was fantastic, we headed for the shipwreck and heritage museum. On the way there's display on the left that told of underground passages to explore, great we thought. We paid our £24 for 4 adults and entered into the museum. Now there lots to see from many a shipwreck and there's plenty of info to read, but that's it. We came to a curtain that we believe was stopping us going into an area where works were going on and wondered if because of this we were missing out on some of the experience, if so it should have been pointed out at time of paying. In all we came away pretty disappointed and £24 worse of. Wont be going in there again. However as said Charlestown is nice and the Poldark link isn't forced upon you and we have found a perfect place to take our kayaks in June.
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