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Is it gold? Is it adventure? Is it the find, or the journey it took to get there? A world of discovery is waiting, hauled up from beneath the waves, or still dwelling, underground.

Imagination awaits.


Opening Times

Reopening 17 May 2021

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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum will be reopening on 17 May.

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Explore the Museum

The sea is full of secrets, and treasure’s not always as it seems. What will you discover amongst our 8000 finds?

Things to Do

Charlestown Underground

Embark on a journey through Charlestown's connection with china clay: from the pits, to the harbour, to the four corners of the world.


Merchants of Charlestown

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Home to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Charlestown Underground, Rebellion Cafe, Joules and more besides – the Merchants of Charlestown has enough to keep you inspired, curious and excited about what might lie around the next corner.

Come and See

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.

Getting Here