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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

St Austell, Cornwall

  • Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ

Tel: 01726 69897

The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe.

Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public.

There are countless items from a bygone age as well as 8,000 artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks. These rare artefacts bring stories of the sea to life with rich tales of triumph, treasure and tragedy alike.

The exhibition shows a tremendous range of maritime history from a locally recovered Roman amphora base to artefacts from the wreck of the Cita which occurred in 1997 off the coast of the Isles of Scilly.

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