Summer of Seafaring Fun and Adventure Awaits at Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum

    Swashbuckling families can embark on a maritime adventure at Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum this summer (24th July – 2nd September).


    There’s the chance to parlay with a pirate, seek out sunken artefacts and track down the clues on your very own treasure map of the historic port.


    Follow the map through Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum and spot the cunning clues among the museum’s unique collection of shipwreck artefacts from around the world.


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


    Then it’s time to head down towards the inner harbour and step aboard the tall ship Kajsamoor for an encounter with Captain Cutlass who will reveal the next set of clues. Solve them all to claim some pirate treasure.


    While on board landlubbers and salty seadogs can find out all about life on the high seas during the golden age of piracy.


    Other exciting additions for the summer include the ‘Charlestown on Film’ photographic exhibition featuring hundreds of behind the scenes shots from a host of blockbuster shows and movies like BBC’s hit series Poldark, Taboo, Alice in Wonderland and The Three Musketeers, all of which were filmed in Charlestown.


    Another new feature is the Joules Pop-Up Shop which provides the perfect retail opportunity. The store is situated in the Shipwreck Museum and will remain in the harbour town for the duration of the summer.

    The newly-refurbished gift shop offers a variety of nautical treasure including Poldark themed gifts, maritime books, authentic shipwreck coins and local Cornish souvenirs.


    Whilst down in Charlestown Harbour there is the chance to see the newly arrived tall ship Anny and the restoration project of historic vessel Roxanna being undertaken by the Harbour’s Shipwright. You can find out more about Charlestown Harbour on their website here.


    Located above the historic port of Charlestown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Shipwreck Musuem provides a unique insight into the port’s rich maritime history. Discover one of the largest private collections of shipwreck artefacts in Europe with nearly 8,000 objects on display from over 150 individual wrecks.



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