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Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

St Austell, Cornwall, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, housed in old china clay loading premises on the waterfront, has an interesting collection of objects that have been rescued from shipwrecks, plus interesting information about the wrecks themselves, plenty of imagination fare without too much of the horror!

The collection contains artefacts from over 50 different shipwrecks, including the RMS Titanic, the SS Lusitania, and the HMS Mary Rose! In the West Country alone, there are over 3,000 wrecks around the Cornish Coast, and approximately 1,600 off Devon! Learn fascinating facts like this as visit the Audiovisual theatre to discover the full story of Charlestown harbour and the clay industry!

If you walk through a disused clay tunnel at the centre, you will find a viewing gallery that overlooks the harbour. There you will see an assortment of boats, including square riggers, which are resplendent when fully rigged! Other items to see outside include the RNLB Amelia, complete with all her equipment, plus a German armoured dress diving suit used in the 1920s and 30s to search for the sunken submarine HMS.M1, lost with all hands in 1925 off the Devon coast.

If you visit the website before you visit, there is a kids' corner page with a free “I Spy Trail” to print, plus some colouring sheets! Very helpful for keeping a smile on the smalls.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ, England


Click here to visit Charlestown Shipwreck Centre's website
01726 69897

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adult (17+): £7.00
Kids (5-16): £5.00
Under 5's: Free


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