Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

historical museum relating to the local port of Charlestown, Cornwall, England

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English Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum (Previously the Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre) located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown, Cornwall, England, is a historical museum housing over 8,000 artefacts from over 150 different shipwrecks. Artefacts include the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from a wreck, and items relating to famous shipwrecks, including the RMS Titanic and HMS Victory.

In 2019 the historic network of tunnels beneath the museum (originally built to transport China Clay) were reopened to the public as 'Charlestown Underground'.

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French Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Le Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre est un musée naval historique basé dans le petit port de Charlestown en Cornouailles (Sud Ouest de l'Angleterre).

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English Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

The main attraction is the village's shipwreck museum which starts with a cool interactive remote-controlled boat game (1 turn: 50p; 3 turns: £1) that allows you to drive a boat through a diorama of Charlestown Harbour. The museum then goes through a clay tunnel and offers a view of the harbour from the village's east side; a historic boat with a pirate flag is anchored there. The rest of the museum is mostly items salvaged from shipwrecks such as the RMS Titanic and The Mary Rose including chinaware, cutlery, coins, boat equipment, etc.

Address Quay Rd, PL25 3NJ
Last Edit2018-06-22
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