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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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Very lovely friendly place A must visit when in cornwal. Lots of history here Nice place to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Excellent day out

Visited Charlestown 07/08/17 Excellent step back into history, lovely centre to visit too, food ok... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John B
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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” (66 reviews)
“paying adult” (13 reviews)
Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 69897
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very lovely friendly place A must visit when in cornwal. Lots of history here Nice place to eat Parking here not to bad

Thank PooleKevin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Charlestown 07/08/17 Excellent step back into history, lovely centre to visit too, food ok. Two things to note car park on the small side so patience is a virtue ! And if you go to look around the moored boats pushchairs/wheelchair users will struggle.

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic day out, very good value for money and extremely interesting. The tall ships are great to see and the treasures held there and the history is brilliant.

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went round this museum with my husband and my mother in law. We borrowed a wheelchair as mum In law can't walk far. Very interesting a lot to see . Although of course the wheel chair couldn't go onto the docks .... you can go...More

Thank eyes-of-blue7
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in this area...this lovely little village is a must for an afternoon...very quaint and lots of lovely art galleries and places to eat..nice to wander and see the old ships in the harbour

1  Thank JAMWestSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a lovely little museum with tunnels and interesting exhibits, maybe a bit boring for youngsters under five, but I enjoyed it, I found the car park quite confusing, but the staff assured me I was ok to park, the little harbour (Charlestown) is where...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have watched this museam grow from it's inception decades ago to the current superb museam it now is. Displays from shipwrecks around the British coast complete with artifacts from these along with artefacts from shipwrecks across the world. Great signage and interesting information boards....More

Thank brodiesmate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ace and cheap to visit just over a tenner for 2 adults and kids free and loads,to see of great interest

Thank lancasterman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time looking around the museum. My 6 year old enjoyed boarding the tall ship more than the museum itself but still had a great time.

Thank Hillno72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid for a double ticket covering the shipwreck museum and the Charlestown harbour. Had a voucher for £1 off each adult price which is in the Cornwall things to do pamphlet but this doesn't apply to the double ticket, only the museum ticket so a...More

Thank Klinger66
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22 June 2015|
Response from matthew l | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you will need to pay as it is a different attraction.