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Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

Type:Heritage/Visitor Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown, CORNWALL, PL25 3NJ

Tel: +44 01726 69897

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre


Walk through the old china clay tunnel of this historic building, into the audiovisual theatre where the story of Charlestown is told. Out through Charlestown Road, depicted with life-size tableaux. Learn about diving, rescues and shipwrecks in this major display of maritime history, the largest shipwreck artefact collection in the British Isles. From delicate Nan King porcelain to full size cannon. The story of the lifeboat exhibition, the story of Charlestown and mysteries of the deep. Titanic exhibition. New for 2005 Nelson Exhibits.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.95 per ticket
Child£2.95 per ticket
Child under 10 Free with adultFree
Concession£3.95 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Advance booking required for guided tours.


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Full range of refreshments on site, with seating for 70-80 people.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A390. Turn into Charlestown Road

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is St Austell station. One bus to Charlestown, go to A390 and turn into Charlestown Road.