All Ages Indoor Museum

Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Quay Rd, Charlestown Rd, Saint Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ
01726 69897
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum review

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum is a relatively small museum which is packed full with display items in the historic port of Charlestown. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shipwreck museum covers the history of Charlestown as a busy fishing port and there is even the opportunity to go through some underground tunnels.

There is over 8,000 finds from over a hundred ship wrecks within the museum. You can see the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from a wreck, feel the weight of a cannon ball and imagine the devastation caused by a battle at sea.

Down in the historic tunnels you can discover where China clay comes from in an immersive underground experience. You will see the sights and sounds of the clay trade and hear miners tell their story.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a choice of three different places to eat and drink.

What are the main things to do?

Museum with 8,000 found artefacts from over 100 shipwrecks, plus underground tunnels that take you on an immersive experience through the clay trade. There are toilets and places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket is £6, children £3 and under 5s are free.

Is there parking?

Parking is in the main pay and display car park in Charlestown.

When are they open?

The museum is usually open from early March until late October and often over Christmas. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome.

Are they accessible?

Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Shipwreck Treasure Museum

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