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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.


Things to Do

Seek out stories to send shivers down your spine in the Shipwreck Treasure Museum or uncover the journeys that have taken Charlestown from clay carts to open ocean to silver screen and beyond, in our tunnels.

Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Life and loss at sea. The lure of the search. The reveal of the find. The Shipwreck Treasure Museum is a place of peril and possibility, where a seabed full of salvaged stories waits to be explored…

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RETURNING IN 2024: The Shackleton Legacy and Ice Tunnel Experience

Immerse yourself in how life was for pioneering polar explorers like Shackleton and his crew in the tunnels beneath the Shipwreck Treasure Museum that has been transformed into an icy world.

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RETURNING IN 2024: Shackleton’s Legacy and the Power of Early Antarctic Photography

Marvel at striking images of Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance expedition that brought Antarctica to life in this exhibition in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

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Shopping at The Merchants of Charlestown

Housed in the Merchants of Charlestown building, our retail outlet offers a range of gifts and treats. Browse, play - and carry home some treasure of your own.

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Food and Drink

From hearty sailor’s fare to museum gifts, we’ve got plenty to keep the wind in your sails.

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