Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre Museums

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
Quay Road, Charlestown
St Austell
PL25 3NJ


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Located in a historic china clay building here on the waterfront of the seaport of Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall. The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe.

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. .

Attraction Details

VenueCharlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
AddressQuay Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ
Opening times10am - 5pm, 1 Mar - 31 Oct
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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