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Fearless families must prepare for a seafaring voyage through history and heroics when visiting Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum in Cornwall. For a packed day out in the UNESCO World Heritage Site port, a combined ticket to the Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum is the best way to explore the whole area for less.


Take on a treasure hunt starting at the Shipwreck Museum and track down the clues among the museum’s unique collection of shipwreck artefacts from around the world. The trail will take youngsters around the museum occupying inquisitive minds with two activities of varying difficulty providing something for all age groups.


Spot the coloured anchors or look out for the clues for the secret word on your journey around the Shipwreck Museum before heading down to Charlestown Harbour to complete your trail. Board the tall ship Kajsamoor for an encounter with Charlestown’s very own pirate Captain Cutlass who may help you on your quest. Solve the challenges and return to the tall ship, or the museum gift shop desk to claim your treasure!


Whilst in the Harbour, families can discover the industrious past of St Austell and it’s importance in the mining and China Clay business, find out about Charlestown founder and how he shaped the area, plus walk in the footsteps of famous actors from over 100 TV and film appearances.


Charlestown is a great place for all generations to enjoy a day out in Cornwall. As well as a hoard of treasures awaiting families in the Shipwreck Museum, there are also shops, restaurants and even two beaches to entice visitors.


Arts, crafts and antique shops like Jangles Jeweller, The Old Workshop Charlestown and Atishoo Gallery can be browsed in the historic port perfect for purchasing keepsakes and treasured memories. Before settling down on the granite quay wall with a refreshing sorbet or delicious ice cream from the award-winning Tall Ships Creamery. Make a whole day of it and treat the family to a pirate themed lunch at The Lusty Pirate, above the Shipwreck Centre, whilst also and sampling Cornwall’s finest Ales.

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The Shipwreck Centre Quay Road Charlestown St. Austell Cornwall PL25 3NJ
01726 69897