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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

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Address: Quay Road, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
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+44 1726 69897
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Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts...

Located in an historic china clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.

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Fascinating stuff

We came towards the end of the day, so didn't have much time. The site and displays are fascinating, with many stories, photographs and of course dived artifacts from wrecks all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came towards the end of the day, so didn't have much time. The site and displays are fascinating, with many stories, photographs and of course dived artifacts from wrecks all round the coast. There's a little tunnel to go down, and remote contol model boats for the kids. We also watched two videos, which explains why we didn't get... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place with so much information and items on display. Children's trail which was quite tricky in places but worth the prize at the end

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Thank annettetoop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly well done to the museum for keeping it free to under 10s, can't remember the last place we went where that was the case. So 2 adults and 2 children cost £12 for which my expectations were not high tbh. However we were very pleasantly surprised, the museum is relatively small but packed with interesting exhibits and we all... More 

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cornwall
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having taken on the man mouth task of taking 3 kids out by myself, I thought I would take them to the shipwreck centre. It's value for money if you children are under 10 as they are free but I feel they should have a reduced price ticket at the moment as they have workmen onsite doing refurbishment work. (Which... More 

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Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are in the process of landscaping and constructing new decking that will enhance the appearance and provide more facilities for our customers. The construction for the new decking is fenced off from our customers and should not interfere with any access. Disabled access is available to use for customers... More 

Cannock
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thus is a great museum to visit go learn more about shipwrecks both locally and around other parts of the UK. Some very good information. Explained how thus harbour was developed and how it was gradually extended and how if helped the area and locals. It us also used fir some TV programs with the best known being Poldark. There... More 

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Streetly, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good visit on spec...went for pint in pub first and then a walk and decided to go in. Glad we did.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is probably much better when it is fully open although we were left with the feeling they were only half heartedly open on the basis that they hadn't got their act together before the Easter holidays. The staff were more interested in sorting out the shop than taking money from people queuing up to pay to get in.... More 

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Management response:

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met, this is not how we like to run our business.We would very much like to hear how we can improve so we can learn for the future. We appreciate your feedback and have passed this information on to our... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old has Wanted to see this museum for some time now so we made the trip. It's been amazing, informative and fascinating. The museum has awesome displays and is well laid out with things for kids to do on way round (always a bonus!). The prizes for completing the quiz were fabulous!! I noted that there was... More 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and hope you visit us again in the future. More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been a number of years since we last visited the museum and we were thoroughly impressed by our visit yesterday. It is my understanding that they have just reopened under new ownership and there were a number of noticeable changes throughout. With their all encompassing educational exhibits and displays, you not only learn a great deal about the... More 

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London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice private museum. We got the feeling it hadn't quite geared up for opening yet, which is fair enough as I think the season only began for them yesterday, but still, there was quite a lot of hammering and carpentry as we were going round. You could learn a lot here if you could figure out quite how everything... More 

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