|Quay Road, Charlestown. PL25 3NX|
What will you discover? Life and loss at sea. The lure of the search. The reveal of the find. The Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Charlestown is one of peril and possibility, where a seabed of stories waits to be explored. Europe’s largest private collection of shipwreck artefacts, with over 8,000 finds from more than 150 wrecks, invites you to dive in.
When you look deeper you’ll see the story of people who sailed with those objects on the high seas. You’ll feel the ambition, expertise and bravery of the divers who seek to recover treasures from below the waves. Look out for the award-winning attraction’s special Tunnel of Lights experience in the tunnels beneath the museum in the lead up to Christmas.
The Shipwreck Treasure Museum can be found in the Merchants of Charlestown building over looking Charlestown harbour, Cornwall.
Charlestown is near St Austell and has excellent public transport links. It's easy to travel to by car, although the historic port can become busy during the summer.
Charlestown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum have introduced quiet sessions to enable people with sensory processing disorders to be able to enjoy the attraction. The inclusive multi-award-winning attraction is holding monthly quiet sessions with reduced visual and […]
The granddaughter of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was the guest of honour at the launch of a new experience and exhibition that celebrate his most famous Antarctic adventure at Charletown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum. […]
An award-winning Cornish museum has teamed up with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to present an exhibition that celebrates a pioneer of polar exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton. This year marks the centenary of Shackleton’s […]