Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Average time spent – 2 hours.
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.
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Important Information Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Eating – There is a choice of three different places to eat and drink.
Facilities in brief – 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.
Entry price – *Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket is £6, children £3 and under 5s are free. Parking is in the main pay and display car park in Charlestown.
Opening: 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.
Dogs friendly? Dogs are welcome.
Address: Quay Rd, Charlestown Rd, Saint Austell PL25 3NJ, Cornwall, England. Phone: 01726 69897
Category – Museum – Indoors – suitable for all ages
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