Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre - ST AUSTELL

LOOKING FOR: Historical, Museums / Galleries
ADDRESS: Quay Road
TELEPHONE: 01726 69897
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre - ST AUSTELL
The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe. Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public. The many and varied exhibitions reflect village life in Charlestown, it's history, shipwrecks and the once thriving China Clay industry. The exhibition shows a tremendous range of maritime history dating back to 1715 and one of the largest underwater diving equipment collections in the country, including various suits used for treasure seeking and naval purposes. Charlestown is a Georgian port which has remained relatively unspoilt and undeveloped, reflecting how many West Country ports and fishing coves looked prior to development. Quaint granite cottages nestle into the countryside, rural farms remain untouched by modern developments and lush green fields almost merge with the sea.

Opening Times:
1st March through to 1st November (inclusive)
10 am - 5 pm Last admissions


Special rates for groups and educational parties by prior arrangement.
Adults--------------------------------------- £5:95
Senior Citizens (over 65)
Students & Disabled-------------------- £3:95
Paying Child (10 - 16 yrs)-------------- £2:95

Children under 10 FREE when accompanied by full a paying adult.
Group bookings please contact us for details.