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



Scouting for a trip your class wont forget? We’ve got you covered.

Dive into learning at Shipwreck Treasure Museum

We’re passionate about sharing our enthusiasm for shipwrecks, our knowledge of maritime history and our taste for adventure! We know it can be hard to plan group trips, so we want to support you how ever we can. This page will explain a little about how our Education Programme works and other handy bits of information.

The Museum is open to education groups by pre-booking only, during our off-peak times, and between 10:00 and 15:00. We currently offer a self-directed/facilitated package to support your visit, as well as working on some exciting new offerings.

Minimum number of students – 10+

Booking is first come first serve and can fill up fast, but we can hold a date penciled for you to give you time to decide, and will always do what we can to help support you and your groups visit!

You can check our availability, request our booking form, or just ask us questions via email on [email protected]

So what's here?

We’re excited to be one of the largest collections of Shipwreck Treasure in the world, housing over 8000 exciting items. We’ve got fascinating new exhibitions and immersive activities at the ready as well being situated right next door to some beautiful sea views, and the last open 18th Century Georgian Harbour in the UK!

  • Shipwreck Treasure Museum: Weave your way through over 8000 items from more than 150 wrecks, from 500 BC up to as recently as 2005.
  • Shackleton’s Experience: Immerse yourself in the Endurance story and descend into our Ice Tunnels.
  • Shackleton’s legacy and the power of early Antarctic photography (RGS): Explore the influences behind Shackleton’s passion for the Antarctic.

You can find out more about the museum and our new exhibitions by checking out our What’s On page.

Educational groups are treated to heavily discounted student entrance rates, free entry for educators, and free use of pencils and clipboards primed with special activity sheets on our incredibly popular group topic, Shackleton’s Endurance. A packed activity sheet led tour that takes advantage of the immersive exhibitions and exciting storytelling we have in abundance, and all with the curriculum in mind.

With so much on offer, what are you waiting for?

But don’t just take our word for it…

Polwhele House School, Truro

“The Shipwreck Museum is the new Cornish Gold. A literal treasure trove of historical artefacts. The design team have created fabulous experience of Shackleton’s Expedition. The education lead and her team were really helpful. Thank you!”

Pencalenick School, Truro

“I liked the exhibition it was really fun”

Pencalenick School, Truro

“I loved seeing what the boat might have looked like and seeing the ships cat!”

Pencalenick School, Truro

“I liked the lights!”

Lanner School, Redruth

“A great exhibition to back up our learning about Shackleton and his ‘Endurance’ expedition. The children enjoyed seeing the exhibits as well as lots of unseen photos and images from the expedition.”


Further Reading

What’s On

Seek out stories to shiver your timbers, feed your curiosity and fuel your imagination

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