Where to Find Us
The Shipwreck Museum can be found in the centre of Charlestown, Cornwall. Our full address is The Shipwreck Museum, Quay Road, Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ.
Charlestown is near to the town of St Austell and has excellent public transport links. It is easy to travel to by car although the historic port can become busy during the summer months therefore we recommend arriving early to avoid traffic. For public transport directions, please see below.
We can be found just outside St Austell on the south coast of mid Cornwall, Charlestown is well signposted from St Austell. From the A30 follow directions to St Austell. Use PL25 3NJ for sat nav directions to Charlestown. We recommend parking in the Charlestown Car Park (charges apply) which is visible from the Shipwreck Museum and just a short walk away.
Busses run regularly from St Austell bus station to Charlestown.We recommend the route number 24, First Kernow. More information can be found on the First Group here: https://www.firstgroup.com/cornwall
Charlestown is a short 6-10 minute car/bus journey from St Austell train station which is on the main train line from London Paddington to Penzance making it accessible from a large part of the UK. Serviced by GWR, train times, routes and schedules are available on their website here. https://www.gwr.com/
Read our frequently asked questions here to resolve any concerns you may have about travel arrangements to Charlestown or call us on 01726 69897 for any other queries. See the map below to check out where Charlestown is in relation to the rest of Cornwall.