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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Shackleton's Legacy Exhibition are open daily from 10am-4pm with last admission at 3.30pm.

Ship's log | 30 August 2021

Children take the lead at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum this summer

Children are being put in charge when families visit an award-winning Cornish attraction this summer.

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum that overlooks Charlestown’s UNESCO World Heritage site harbour is launching a special guidebook for the school summer holidays that put young visitors at the forefront of a family visit.

A copy of the guidebook, which is included in the museum’s admission price, will be given to each family and designed for children to take the reins and guide their family through Europe’s largest private collection of shipwreck artefacts.
The guide explains shipwreck treasure and focuses on the stories of key vessels lost at sea with tasks to hunt down specific artefacts from each that are on display. There is also a QR code link to more related activities on the museum’s website so the fun can continue after a visit.

Lynné Raubenheimer, Visitor Engagement Manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum said:

“We’ve created our new guidebook specifically so our younger guests can get fully involved in their visit and lead their grown-ups as they immerse themselves in their own family journey of discovery.

“Our museum is full of amazing tales that the artefacts recovered from lost ships tell which captivate our visitors of all ages. We hope our brave young pioneers will use this guide to help them and their families connect with the past.”

The museum is open seven day a week from 10am to 5pm daily. To find out more and pre-book timed entry tickets visit