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Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Charlestown

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Filled to the gills with information, Shipwreck Treasure Museum dives into the maritime history of the British Isles. The museum features the artifacts of over 150 shipwrecks dating from 1715, a large collection of underwater diving equipment, and a small mining display. The displays are interactive and kid-friendly. The theater shows a movie about Charleston harbor and its once thriving clay industry. If you’re hungry, stop on the top floor for a typically British afternoon tea. The museum parking is an affordable and convenient place to leave your car while you visit the rest of the city. Start your trip to St Austell by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • The Christmas lights were a lot less than we expected but the tunnels are only so long so they couldn't be extended any further than they were. We weren't to know that, and in any case the tickets...  more »
  • Did not enjoy the Christmas tunnels at all...very dissatisfied....No Santa, no Elves, just a sloppy wet walk and . Hopefully when there is no Covid it will be better .. 2 year granddaughter was not.....  more »
  • Saw the beautiful and incredible Christmas in the tunnels - awesome. The museum at the end of the tour was really interesting as were the views from the viewing platform.  more »
  • The ship museum was good there was a lot of children there & all inspired with it . NOW THIS IS THE BEST the restaurant up stairs the food is excellent I never had food as good like that I do not say that lightly. I will tell you go there see for yourself The staff are friendly and helpful A very good atmosphere . Very tidy place you can take your dogs in There are young children high chairs there You can have alcoholic drinks and tea or coffee as well Thank you from Graham and Valerie see next January when come down to our 48 wedding anniversary
  • My son and his partner and my grandchildren took me there is it was out of this world the lights were really lovely and my grandchildren saw father Christmas there is a cafe and shop and toilet. I would recommend and at Christmas time to go .and go in the summer and have a look around.
  • Great little place. Loved the tunnels. Could spend ages in the museum, but my 6 year old wasn't entertained by the history so we couldn't linger.
  • Great museum on items recovered from shipwrecks. A fair bit of reading with two videos to tell some of the stories, but a stark reminder that we are all, in one way or another, at the mercy of the sea. The harbour is beautiful and I would recommend coming here and actually seeing something worthwhile and with historical significance over going to Padstow, where all you do is look at some things, have lunch in a pub, maybe buy a Cake, then go 'well that was nice' and then leave without having really done or achieved anything.
  • We visited with children aged 4 and 7. There wasn't anything particularly interactive in the museum so they soon lost interest until we got down to the boat and met a 'real pirate'. that bit was cool. It's probably far more interesting if you visit without children and can take the time to read all the information. We felt it was quite expensive for what you get and we'd have enjoyed Charlestown just as much just doing the free stuff and having some lunch in one of the lovely cafes or restaurants.

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