Opening Times

Monday- Sunday 10am-5pm

Last entry 4.30pm

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Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Quay Road
St Austell
PL25 3NJ    

Tel: 01726 69897 








About Shipwreck Treasure Museum

What will you discover?

Standing over the historic port of Charlestown, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), The Shipwreck Treasure Museum shows a unique insight into the history of maritime adventures and misfortunes. It is a museum of peril and possibility, where a seabed of salvaged storied waits to be explored.

Discover 8,000 finds from over 150 shipwrecks. Marvel at the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from a wreck along with ingots of copper, or a ship surgeon’s medicine bottle set. Look deeper and you will see the story of people who sailed with those objects on the high seas.

A new exhibition celebrates the 6 Pioneers who passion for adventure inspired the next generation of treasure hunters. uncover their stories and view their discoveries. Explore how their pioneering spirit uncovovered the treasures which link Cornwall’s pre historic past to that of the Greek heroes of Troy. 

Tempting treasures can be purchased from the Shipwreck Treasure Museum gift shop, Cornish Moonshine shop or Joules and a variety of food and beverage options are available with the onsite Rebellion Roast House restaurant or On the Deck catering.

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum is proud to be dog friendly. Well behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are on a lead.

Parking is conveniently located less than 100 meters away in the pay and display car park. There are also regular bus series providing easy access to Charlestown and the Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

Come on…Dive in!



Offers & Prices
Adults (18+) - £6.50
Children (5-17) - £4.50
Under 5’s go free




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