Hop Aboard a Pirate Ship and Hunt for Buried Treasure this Bank Holiday

Meet a pirate on board a tall ship and discover sunken treasure this August bank holiday weekend at Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum (Saturday 24th August – Monday 26th August).

Budding buccaneers and trainee treasure hunters can seek out sunken artefacts and track down the clues on their very own treasure map at the historic port and Shipwreck Museum.

Follow the trail through Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum and spot the cunning clues hidden among the museum’s unique collection from around the world.

On the way families can descend into newly re-opened tunnels and imagine what life was like to work in the Georgian harbour.

Step on board the Kajsamoor tall ship to meet Captain Cutlass himself. Solve all of the clues to claim some pirate treasure. Whilst on board the Kajsamoor, landlubbers and seafarers alike can find out more about what life was like on the high seas on this classic 1930s tall ship.

Poldark fans will love the Charlestown on Film exhibition featuring hundreds of images from a host of blockbuster shows and movies including the BBC hit series, Taboo, Alice in Wonderland and The Three Musketeers, all of which were filmed here.

Whilst in port visitors can enjoy lunch at a number of restaurants and bars and indulge in some retail therapy in the local craft shops, Shipwreck Museum gift shop and the new Joules pop-up store.

Take your adventure down onto the shoreline and explore the beautiful beaches of Charlestown to complete the perfect day out. Remember to keep a weather eye on the horizon for any of the tall ships which are heading for the harbour.

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Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Quay Road, Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall PL25 3NJ
01726 69897