Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Children exploring the cabinet of curiosities at Charlestown's Shipwreck Museum
Rare finds in Charlestown's Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Cornwall
Visitor viewing the world's only ever recovered barrel of coins at Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Descend the tunnels beneath the Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Visitors discovering ancient finds from the seabed at Charlestown's Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Delicate treasures uncovered at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Quay Road
St Austell
PL25 3NJ
Dog Friendly
Come on... Dive In!!

 Located above the Historic Port of Charlestown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Shipwreck Museum 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.

There is a newly refurbished shop at the end of your visit offering a variety of nautical treasure, 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, cognac, 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.

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 Museum.

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