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Charlestown Shipwreck Museum Charlestown, PL25 3NJ

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

About Charlestown Shipwreck Museum

Looking over the Historic Port of Charlestown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Shipwreck Centre shows a unique insight into the history of Charlestown with an opportunity to venture through underground tunnels that were once used to load clay on to ships moored in the harbour. You will also be able to view the largest private collection of shipwreck artefacts in Europe with nearly 8,000 artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks. These rare artefacts bring stories of the sea to life with rich tales of triumph, treasure and tragedy alike.

There is a newly refurbished shop at the end of your visit offering a variety of nautical treasures, Poldark themed gifts, sea-worthy books, authentic shipwreck coins and local Cornish souvenirs. We are also proud to offer an exclusive selection of fine wines, rum, and other goods that were delivered into Charlestown Harbour by the Grayhound, a three masted custom lugger that travels around Europe selling high quality food goods.

Charlestown admission will also give access to the inner harbour and the tall ship Kajsamoor.

Guided tours are available for organised parties booked in advance.

Children under 5 are free when accompanied by a paying adult and have the option of challenging themselves with the shipwreck spy trail.

The Shipwreck Centre is also proud to be dog friendly! Your four legged family members are most welcome provided they are on a lead.

Parking is available in the pay and display car park conveniently located across the road from the Shipwreck Centre.


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Opening Hours

We are open Monday - Sunday
(Last admission 4:30)

Please see website for further details

Admission Charges

Special rates for groups and educational parties by prior arrangement.

Combined Ticket (Includes access to the tall ship in the inner harbour)
Adults £10.00
Children aged 5 to 17 £4.50
Child under 5 FREE

Museum Ticket
Adults £6
Children aged 5 to 17 £3.00
Children under 5 FREE

Information & Contact

The Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, Quay Road, Charlestown
Tel: 01726 69897


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